Elisha Teo

By the Yamuna behind the Taj Mahal
By the Yamuna behind the Taj Mahal


Email: elishaanneteo@gmail.com



Bachelor of Science (Geography) - University of Melbourne

Master of Environment (Environmental Science) - University of Melbourne


Research Interests

Fluvial geomorphology, trained in optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating, the meaning of life

My PhD is on reconstructing paleoflood histories of mainland South East Asia. I am looking forward to exploring river dynamics and using that knowledge to reconstruct the past environment for the purposes of improved flood prediction and management.


I am also currently involved in optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating of flood sediments from Thailand.


I had previously investigated the physical evolution and river dynamics of Corryong Creek (Australia) since European settlement. This involved reconstructing (using GIS) and then analysing the histories of channel change and main geomorphic variables (including hydroclimate, ENSO, catchment vegetation cover, river engineering, and invasive willows). It was awarded First Class Honours and went way beyond the word limit.