Publications

Journal articles and book chapters

33. Gergis, J., et al. (2014). A climate history of Australia. Palgrave Handbook of Climate History (in preparation).

32. Brown, J., Hope, P., Henley, B.J, Gergis, J., et al. (2014). ENSO teleconnections with eastern Australian rainfall over the last 1000 years from CMIP5 climate models. Climate Dynamics (in preparation).

31. Hope, P., Henley, B.J, Gergis, J., Brown, J., Ye, H., Braganza, K. (2014). Comparing frequency characteristics of ENSO in CMIP5-PMIP3 simulations and palaeoclimate data. Climate Dynamics (in preparation).

30. Ashcroft, L., Gergis, J. and Karoly, D.J. (2014). Long-term stability of ENSO teleconnections in southeastern Australia. Climate Dynamics (in final preparation).

29. Garden, D., Fenby, C., Ashcroft, L. and Gergis, J. (2014). A climate profile for colonial southeastern Australia, 1788–1902. Australian Historical Studies (in final preparation).

28. Henley, B.J., Gergis, J., Karoly, D.J., Power, S., Kennedy, J. and Folland, C. (2014). A Tripole Index for the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation. Climate Dynamics (in review).

27. Gergis, J., and Henley, B.J. (2014). Drought variability in the Southern Hemisphere: insights from recent advances in palaeoclimatology. Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity (in review).

26. Gergis, J., Neukom, R., Gallant, A., and Karoly, D.J. (2014). Evidence of unusual late 20th century warming from an Australasian temperature ensemble reconstruction spanning the last millennium. Journal of Climate (in review).

25. Ashcroft, L., Gergis, J. and Karoly, D.J. (2014). A historical climate dataset for southeastern Australia,1788–1859. Geoscience Data Journal  DOI: 10.1002/gdj3.1.

24. Pearson, S., Cork, S., Zammitt, C., Plant, R., Gergis, J., Gell, P., Dodson, J., Richard Thackway, R., Sealie, L., Lynch, J. and Taffs, K. (2014). The use of natural archives of ecosystem services, resilience and thresholds to improve policy, science and practice. The Holocene (in press).

23. Fenby, C., Garden, D., and Gergis, J. (2014). ‘The usual weather in New South Wales is uncommonly bright and clear…equal to the finest summer day in England: Climate and Weather in New South Wales, 1788–1815,’ in Climate, Science and Colonization: Histories from Australia and New Zealand, edited by James Beattie, Matthew Henry and Emily O’Gorman, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, pp 43–60.

22. Neukom, R., Gergis J., Karoly, D.J., Frank, D., Villalba, R., Zinke, J., Linsley, B., Raible, C., González-Rouco, F. and Steig, E. (2014). Southern Hemisphere temperature variability over the last millennium, Nature Climate Change 4: 362–367.

21. Ashcroft, L., Karoly, D.J. and Gergis, J. (2013). South-eastern Australian climate 1860–2009: a multivariate approach. International Journal of Climatology DOI: 10.1002/joc.3812.

20. Mills, K., Gell, P., Gergis, J., Baker, P., Finlayson, M., Hesse, P., Jones, R., Kershaw, P., Pearson, S., Treble, P., Barr, C., Brookhouse, M., Drysdale, R., McDonald, J., Haberle, S., Reid, M., Thoms, M., Tibby, J. (2013). Palaeoclimate studies and natural resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin II: unravelling past human impact and climate variability. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2013.804879.

19. Phipps, S., McGregor, H., Gergis, J., Gallant, A. J. E., Neukom, R., Stevenson, S., van Ommen, T., Brown, J., Fischer, M. and Ackerley, D. (2013). Palaeoclimate data–model comparison: Concepts and application to the climate of Australasia over the past 1500 years. Journal of Climate 26, 6915–6936.

18. PAGES Regional 2K consortium including Aus2K coauthors Gergis, J., Lorrey A.M and Phipps, S.J. (2013). Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia, Nature Geoscience 6: 339–346.

17. Fenby, C. and Gergis, J. (2012). A rainfall history of south-eastern Australia Part 1: a consolidation of pre-instrumental evidence from documentary sources, 1788–1860International Journal of Climatology DOI: 10.1002/joc.3640.

16. Gergis, J., and Ashcroft, L. (2012). A rainfall history of south-eastern Australia Part 2: a comparison of documentary, early instrumental and palaeoclimate records, 1788–2008International Journal of Climatology DOI: 10.1002/joc.3639.

15. Ashcroft, L., Karoly D. and Gergis, J. (2012). Southeastern Australian temperature variations 1860–2011. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal 62: 227–245.

14. Neukom, R. and Gergis, J. (2012). Southern Hemisphere high resolution palaeoclimate records of the past 2000 yearsThe Holocene5: 501–524.

13. Fowler, A. M., Boswijk, G., Lorrey, A.M., Gergis, J., Pirie, M.,  McCloskey, S. ,  Palmer, J. and Wunder, J.  (2012). Multi-centennial tree-ring record of ENSO-related activity in New Zealand. Nature Climate Change2, 172–176.

12. Gergis, J., Gallant, A. J. E., Braganza, K., Karoly, D. J., Allen, K., Cullen, L., D’Arrigo, R., Goodwin, I., Grierson, P. and McGregor, S. (2012). On the long-term context of the 1997-2009 ‘Big Dry’ in south-eastern Australia: insights from a 206-year multi-proxy rainfall reconstruction. Climatic Change111 (3): 923–944.

11. Gallant, A. J. E., and Gergis, J. (2011). An experimental streamflow reconstruction for the River Murray, Australia, 1783–1988Water Resources Research 47, W00G04, doi:10.1029/2010WR009832.

10. Gergis, J., Garden, D. and Fenby, C. (2010). The influence of climate on the first European settlement of Australia: a comparison of weather journals, documentary data and palaeoclimate records, 1788–1793. Environmental History, 15(3):1–23.

9. Gergis, J., Brohan, P. and Allan, R.J. (2010). The weather of the First Fleet voyage to Botany Bay, 1787–1788. Weather 65 (12): 315-319.

8. Gergis, J., Karoly, D.J. and Allan, R.J. (2009).  A climate reconstruction of Sydney Cove, New South Wales, using weather journal and documentary data, 1788–1791Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal 58 83-98.

7. Gergis, J. (2008).Documentary accounts of the impacts of past climate variability on the early colony of New South Wales, 1788–1791: a preliminary analysisBulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 21(5), 103-107.

6. Braganza, K.,  Gergis, J.,  Power, S., Risbey, J.  and Fowler, A. (2009). A multiproxy index of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, A.D. 1525-1982, Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres) D05106, doi:10.1029/2008JD010896: p1-17.

5. Gergis, J. and Fowler, A. (2009). A history of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events since A.D. 1525; implications for future climate changeClimatic Change 92(3): 343-387.

4. Fowler, A.M., Boswijk, G., Gergis, J. and Lorrey, A. (2008). ENSO history recorded in Agathis australis (Kauri) tree-rings Part A: Kauri’s potential as an ENSO proxyInternational Journal of Climatology 28(1):1–20.

3. Gergis, J. and Fowler, A. (2006). How unusual was late Twentieth Century El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)? Assessing evidence from tree-ring, coral, ice and documentary archives, A.D. 1525-2002. Advances in Geosciences, 6: 173-179.

2. Gergis, J., Fowler, A., Braganza, K., Risbey, J. and Mooney, S (2006). Reconstructing El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) from high-resolution palaeoarchives. Journal of Quaternary Science, 21(7):707-722

1. Gergis, J. and Fowler, A. (2005). Classification of synchronous oceanic and atmospheric El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events for palaeoclimate reconstruction. International Journal of Climatology, 25: 1541–1565.

Reports

15.  PAGES Regional 2K consortium including Aus2K coauthor Gergis, J. (2014). PAGES 2k — A framework for community-driven climate reconstructions during the past two millennia. Eos 95 (40): 361-362.

14. Gergis, J., Hope, P. and Abram N. (2014). Australasia’s past climate variability: strengths drawn from palaeoclimate and model data over the last 2000 years. Quaternary Australasia (in press).

13. Hope, P., Gergis, J., Abram, N., Brown, J., Phipps, S., Henley, B., Lorrey, A., Roop, H., and Tyler, J. (2014). Australasia’s past climate variability: strengths drawn from palaeoclimate and model data over the last 2000 years. Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 27(5): 92–95.

12. Gergis, J., Hope, P., Abram N. and Henley, B. (2014). Australasia’s climate variability: clues drawn from paleoclimate and model data over the last 2000 years. PAGES News 22 (2): 101.

11. Von Gunten, L.,  D.M. Anderson, B. Chase1, M. Curran, J. Gergis, E.P. Gille, W. Gross, S. Hanhijärvi, D.S. Kaufman, T. Kiefer, N.P. McKay, I. Mundo1, R. Neukom, M. Sano1, A. Shah, J. Tyler, A. Viau, S. Wagner, E.R. Wahl and D. Willard (2013). The backbone of PAGES 2k: data management and archiving. PAGES News 21(3): 87.

10. Gergis, J., Grierson, P., Lorrey, A., Palmer, J. and Phipps, S.J. (2011). 2nd Aus2K regional network workshop: data synthesis and research planning. Quaternary Australasia 28(1): 21–22.

9. Gergis, J., Grierson, P.,  Lorrey, A.,  Palmer, J. and  Phipps, S.J. (2011). 2nd Australasia 2k Network workshop: Data synthesis and research planning. Meeting of the PAGES Aus2k Working Group – Perth, Australia, 27–29 April 2011. PAGES News, 19 (2): 74–75.

8. Turney, C., Gergis, J., Lorrey, A., Palmer, J., Phipps, S.J., van Ommen, T. (2010). The 1st Australasia 2k regional workshop: Towards data synthesis, Melbourne Australia, 31 May – 2 June 2010PAGES news, 18 (2): 91– 92.

7. Gergis, J. and Gallant A. (2010). Communicating climate change: advice from Science meets Parliament 2010Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 22 (2):4–6.

6. Phipps, S., Gergis, J. and Petherick, L. (2009). PAGES 1st Young Scientists Meeting and 3rd Open Science MeetingQuaternary Australasia 26, 8–9.

5. Gell, P., Gergis, J. Mills, K., Baker, P., De Deckker, P., Finlayson, M., Hesse, P., Jones, R., Kershaw, P., Pearson, S., Treble, P., Barr, C., Brookhouse, M., Drysdale, R., Haberle, S. Karoly, D.J., McDonald, J., Reid, M., Thoms, M., and Tibby, J. (2009). Palaeoclimate studies relevant to natural resource management in the Murray–Darling Basin, in Murray‐Darling Basin Authority Science Review, Canberra, Australia.

4. Braganza, K., J. L. Gergis, S. B. Power, J. S. Risbey, and A. M. Fowler (2009), A new basin-wide multi-proxy index of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, A.D. 1525-1982, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research Technical Report No 005: 1–74.

3. Gergis, J. (2007). A report on the 2nd International Young Scientists’ Global Change Conference and the 2nd Earth System Science Partnership’s Open Science Conference, Nov 5-12th 2006, Beijing, ChinaQuaternary Australasia, 24(2):40–42.

2. Gergis, J., Boswijk, G. and Fowler, A. (2005). An update of modern Northland Kauri (Agathis australis) tree-ring chronologies Part 1: Puketi State Forest. New Zealand tree-ring Site Report No.19 School of Geography and Environmental Science Working Paper 29, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

1. Gergis, J., Boswijk, G. and Fowler, A. (2005). An update of modern Northland Kauri (Agathis australis) tree-ring chronologies Part 2: Trounson Kauri Park. New Zealand tree-ring Site Report No. 20, School of Geography and Environmental Science Working Paper 30, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Other publications

11. Gergis, J. (2014). Southern Hemisphere climate follows the beat of a different drummer. Australasian Science  Nov: p32–34 (in press).

10. Gergis, J. (2010). Winning the guerrilla war on climate change at Science meets Parliament 2010. University of Melbourne Science Matters, 19 March 2010.

9. Gergis, J. (2010) Salvaging sunken treasureSL Magazine, State Library of New South Wales, Winter 2010, 18–21.

8. Gergis, J. (2009). Leaping forward through the past: how historical documents can help scientists understand climate changeUniversity of Melbourne Collections, 4 42–44.

7. Karoly, D.J and Gergis, J. (2009). Turning up the heat. Sydney Morning Herald, 30 March 2009.

6. Gergis, J. (2007). Lessons of the elders. COSMOS magazine, issue 18 (Dec/Jan), p74–79.

5. Gergis, J. (2007). Backing Australia’s ability? Wet Ink, issue 9 (Dec/Jan), p14–15.

4. Gergis, J. (2007). Portrait: The Weather Warrior (Karl Braganza). COSMOS magazine, issue 16 (June/July) 2007. See the ABC’s Catalyst profile based on this article.

3. Gergis, J. (2007). No more climate distractionsCOSMOS online, 27 July 2007.

2. Gergis, J. (2006). Reconstructing El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO); evidence from tree-ring, coral, ice core and documentary palaeoarchives, A.D. 1525–2002. Quaternary Australasia 24(1):14.

1. Gergis, J. (2006). Reconstructing El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO); evidence from tree-ring, coral, ice core and documentary palaeoarchives, A.D. 1525–2002. PhD Thesis, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia.