Michael P. Byrne

Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences (St Andrews)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow (Oxford)


I am a climate scientist and lecturer in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Group at the University of Oxford. I completed my PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where my advisor was Paul O'Gorman.


I lead the Climate Dynamics Lab at the University of St Andrews. Our research addresses questions in atmospheric and climate dynamics, monsoons, land-climate interactions, the water cycle and past & future climate change. Recently we have been working to understand extreme temperatures in a warming climate, how clouds and water vapour influence monsoons, and why continents and oceans respond differently to climate change. For more information see our Publications, my Google Scholar profile or drop me an email.


PhD projects are advertised each autumn through the IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership; send me an email if you're interested in applying. Inquiries from undergraduates who would like to gain summer research experience are also encouraged.

At postdoc level, there are several competitive fellowships available in the UK including the Leverhulme Early Career, Marie Curie, NERC IRF, Royal Society URF, Newton and JSMF fellowships. Please get in touch to discuss proposal ideas if you are interested in pursuing research in the Climate Dynamics Lab at St Andrews!



email: mpb20@st-andrews.ac.uk or michael.byrne@physics.ox.ac.uk

twitter: @DrMichaelByrne

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9019-3915