Fiona Johnson

Trees are reflected by the calm waters of the Daly River in the Northern Territory

Tree rings are ‘nature’s weather stations’ and reveal far more of the Daly River’s history than scientific records can.

A bend in Northern Territory's Surprise Creek which is covered in lily pads

Waste rock wrongly classified as harmless and a leaking dam could have devastating impact on the local environment and community near the McArthur River Mine.

drought

Droughts are much bigger and slower than other natural disasters that hit Australia but we still haven't figured out how best to protect ourselves, write Anthony Kiem, Fiona Johnson and Seth Westra.

flood

Floods are a costly part of Australian life, which means we need to get better at predicting exactly when – and how severely – they are likely to strike in the future, write Fiona Johnson, Christopher J. White and Seth Westra.

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Expert hydrologist Dr Fiona Johnson will provide scientific input into news coverage of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.