I am Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling, with particular research interests in modelling global scale tropospheric ozone and its interactions with climate change.
I am an Associate member of ACCENT+ (Atmospheric Composition Change – The European Network of Excellence), a member of the Royal Society Working Group on ‘Ground-level ozone in the 21st century’, a lead author on the 2007 HTAP (Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution) interim report, and a lead author on the ATTICA assessment of the impacts of transport on climate and ozone depletion. I have been a contributing author to several IPCC assessment reports, including Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis.
Present: Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling, University of Edinburgh
Active research projects:
Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty in the Processes Controlling Tropospheric Ozone and OH
1/01/16 – 31/12/18
Satellite Dervied Spatio-Temporal Trends of Air Quality over the Indo-Gangetic Plain
1/01/16 – 31/03/17
UK central government bodies/local authorities, health and hospital authorities
Coupling Regional and Urban Processes: Effects on Air Quality
Doherty, R., Heal, M., Hegerl, G. & Stevenson, D.
1/10/14 – 30/09/17
Modelling the Global Nitrogen Cycle
1/11/13 – 31/10/16
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY IN THE EARTH SCIENCES (ACITES) NETWORK
1/03/13 – 31/08/15
Global-scale modelling of atmosphere-biosphere exchange and interactions between air quality and climate change
12/09/11 – 31/08/15
Air pollution and weather related health impacts
Doherty, R., Pearce, J. & Stevenson, D.
1/06/11 – 30/04/16
Silva, R., et al. (2016) The effect of future ambient air pollution on human premature mortality to 2100 using output from the ACCMIP model ensemble, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2015-1002,
Fowler, D., et al., Effects of global change during the 21st century on the nitrogen cycle, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13849-13893, 2015.
Colette, A., et al. (2015) Is the ozone climate penalty robust in Europe? Environmental Research Letters, 10 084015.
Monks, P. S., Archibald, A. T., Colette, A., Cooper, O., Coyle, M., Derwent, R., Fowler, D., Granier, C., Law, K. S., Mills, G. E., Stevenson, D. S., Tarasova, O., Thouret, V., von Schneidemesser, E., Sommariva, R., Wild, O., and Williams, M. L.: Tropospheric ozone and its precursors from the urban to the global scale from air quality to short-lived climate forcer, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8889-8973, doi:10.5194/acp-15-8889-2015, 2015.
Stevenson, D.S, Climate’s chemical sensitivity, Nature Climate Change 5, 21–22 (2015) doi:10.1038/nclimate2477