Christa Pudmenzky

Dr Christa Pudmenzky hosts the Changing Climates column in Queensland, a science communication initiative produced in partnership with News Corp.

Dr Pudmenzky has over 20 years’ experience researching the impacts of climate. She currently works at the University of Southern Queensland as a Research Fellow (Extreme Climate Applications). She is also working on the Forewarned is Forearmed project and the Northern Australian Climate Program to develop an Australian Drought Monitor alongside drought indices suitable for Australian conditions.

Since 2014, Dr Pudmenzky has been an Expert Team Member within the United Nations / World Meteorological Organisation on the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology and Commission for Climatology. In 2021, she was selected as an Expert Team Global Co-Lead on Drought within the United Nation/World Meteorological Organisation (WMO): Standing Committee on Services for Agriculture (SC-AGR).

She has also been actively involved in the international Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth initiative recovering historical weather data spanning the last 200-250 years for climate applications and impacts needs worldwide.