Integrated climate, land, and hydrological systems simulation; Effects of climate variability on water supply, agriculture, and natural resources; Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of natural systems modeling
Dr. Victoria Keener is a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai`i, and the Program Manager of the Pacific RISA. Dr. Keener received her PhD in 2010 in Agricultural & Biological Engineering from the University of Florida, specializing in hydro-climatological research dealing with the effects of climate variability and the El-Nino/Southern Oscillation on both physical modeling and statistical hydrology of freshwater pollutant loads. Much of her modeling work uses multivariate time-series analysis and varied spectral methods to identify dominant climate trends in hydrological variables, and how they change through time.
In addition to research, as the Program Manager of Pacific RISA Dr. Keener coordinates an interdisciplinary team of social and physical scientists that aims to reduce Pacific Island communities vulnerability to climate change by translating academic research into actionable knowledge for a variety of stakeholders at the local, state, and regional level. Current research activities in the Pacific RISA can be found at www.PacificRISA.org.
Dr Keener holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Florida.
Societies and Honors:
Dr. Keener is a member of the American Geophysical Union; American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; and American Water Resources Association. Her PhD dissertation Hydro-Climatic Influences of El-Nino/Southern Oscillation on Nutrient Loads in the Southeast United States won an Honorable Mention in the Universities Council on Water Resources 2011 PhD National Dissertation Award competition in the category of Natural Science and Engineering.
Dr. Keener's curriculum vitae is available in pdf format.