Alfred Wegener Institut, Germany (formerly CSIRO Australia)
Queensland, Australia (Originally from the United Kingdom)
Elvira is a climate change ecologist who specialises in marine ecosystems. Her research focusses on climate change impacts and vulnerabilities for marine life, as well as the industries and human communities that depend on the ocean. Her work has furthered our understanding of climate change threats and benefits for coastal and marine systems, and helped to identify pathways for adaptation. She was an author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contributing to chapters on the ocean, detection and attribution of observed impacts, and the summary for policymakers. Elvira has recently joined the Alfred Wegener Institut as Director of Science of Working Group II of the IPCC.