Dr Kavina Dayal

Postdoctoral Fellow - Science

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Kavina Dayal is a climate scientist. She received her PhD from University of Southern Queensland (Australia) in 2018. Kavina's primary qualification is in Meteorology, from the University of Hawaii (Manoa), graduating in 2012. She graduated with her Masters degree in Meteorology in 2014 (also from University of Hawaii (Manoa)) with research focus on the effect of Madden-Julian Oscillation on tropical cyclone genesis in the Southern Hemisphere.

Kavina joined CSIRO in January 2018, as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, to contribute to the Digiscape Future Science Platform Grains, Great Barrier Reef, and Waterwise projects. Her role entails developing algorithms to translate climate information for agriculture. Her research targets climate applications and building decision support tools for agriculture.

Other Interests

Kavina loves hiking/bush walking and scuba diving in her personal time.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2008-2012

    United States South Pacific Scholarship
    East West Center, Honolulu Hawaii

  • 2012-2014

    Graduate Degree Fellowship
    East West Center, Honolulu Hawaii

  • 2015-2017

    USQ - Postgraduate Research Scholarship
    University of Southern Queensland

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    Bachelor of Science in Meteorology
    University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • 2014

    Master of Science in Meteorology
    University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • 2018

    Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Southern Queensland