- Junior Researcher
Emma Schultz is a junior researcher in the climate extremes group, part of the Water & Climate Risk department at the Institute of Environmental Studies. Her research focusses on identifying climate risks for cold-chain infrastructure in Africa, which is part of the ACES project. For this project, the focus is on developing story lines to address the impact of climate change on cold-chain infrastructure, disease spread, crop suitability and more in African countries. Besides that she is turning the MSc thesis on dynamics of the El Nino Southern Oscillation into a paper.
Emma holds a Cum Laude MSc degree in Econometrics from the VU Amsterdam, where she did the Climate Econometrics track, and a BSc degree in Mathematics from the University of Amsterdam. In her MSc thesis, she investigated the discrepancy between climate model simulations of ENSO dynamics and ENSO dynamics in reanalysis data. In this work, she used causal discovery methods to investigate the behavior of the main feedback mechanism of the El Nino Southern Oscillation in both observations and model simulations.