Dr. Esther Mullens to join UF Geography as Assistant Professor in Climate Science!
UF Geography is delighted to announce that Dr. Esther Mullens will be joining our program as a new Assistant Professor in Climate Science in Fall 2018. By training, Dr. Mullens is an Atmospheric Scientist with a Bachelors degree from the University of Reading (UK) and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology. She has worked on various projects related to weather and climate. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the South Central Climate Science Center at the University of Oklahoma, where she spends her time examining future climate projections for the South Central United States, with a focus on hazards that impact the transportation sector, on a grant co-funded by the Southern Plains Transportation Center. Dr. Mullens also focuses on winter weather hazards, including freezing rain and ice storms, and has recently developed a value-added climate length freezing precipitation dataset for the South Central United States. She is investigating how ice storms may change in the future, in addition to her broader interest of precipitation variability, climate dynamics, and climate adaptation. We are very excited to have Dr. Mullens join us! Check out some of her current work!