Meredith Guthrie (nee Fairbanks)
Research Officer
Meredith Guthrie

My role in the department

My role as a research officer with the climate and weather group is to produce the monthly updates of the Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF), the monthly publication of the Seasonal Climate Outlook, monthly potential yield, soil water maps and frost maps. My current role is to inform farmers about climate variability.

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9368 3058
+61 (0)437 058 790

My background

I have been with DPIRD’s climate group since 2003. My first role was looking at the decision support tools potential yield calculator, flowering calculator and climate calculator. I have worked on a number of climate related joint-projects with a number of farming groups, CSIRO and University of Western Australia. 


  • National AgriFutures Australia (formerly Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation) project “Improved Use of Seasonal Forecasting to Increase Farmer Profitability”

Key Expertise

Climate research, communication


  • BS in Biological Science with Honours, Edith Cowan University,1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Botany), Murdoch University, 2001

My articles

Monday, 9 October 2017 - 8:41am
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 12:22pm
Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - 6:18am
Monday, 17 July 2017 - 2:29pm
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 2:34pm