People

Our team brings together leading climate researchers across disciplines.

Our members, affiliates and collaborators combine deep expertise across biology, ocean, atmospheric and earth sciences, marine, policy, economics, business, social sciences, and law Our core members represent the University of Tasmania, the Australian National University, Common Capital, and the University of Technology Sydney. Our research programs include capabilities from our partners and collaborators at CSIRO, the University of NSW, Southern Cross University, and the University of Adelaide Through our work we actively build networks and foster collaboration with practitioners across industry, government, innovation, finance and communities.

Eelco Rohling

Eelco Rohling

ARC Laureate Fellow,
Professor, Research
School of Earth Sciences,
Australian National University

Research in high-resolution investigation of ocean/climate changes at geological time scales to determine the nature, timing and magnitude of natural climate variability. Theoretical and applied modelling of present-day and past states of ocean circulation and property distribution.

Philip Boyd

Philip Boyd

ARC Laureate Fellow,
Professor, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies,
University of Tasmania

Transdisciplinary research across ocean biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, phytoplankton processes, and open ocean ecosystems, including carbon sequestration. His experience also includes marine approaches to climate intervention, and the development of research governance.

Chris Turney

Chris Turney

Pro Vice Chancellor of Research, University of Technology Sydney

Transdisciplinary research into the global carbon cycle with a focus on the Southern Ocean, abrupt and extreme climate changes, reducing the uncertainties over future impacts, climate-carbon feedbacks. Founding director and now scientific advisor to CarbonScape, a cleantech company creating sustainably-engineered graphite for superior lithium-ion battery performance.

Henry Adams

Henry Adams

Director and Co-Founder,
Common Capital

Focused on policies and strategies to accelerate the commercialisation and scale of negative and zero emission technologies and markets. Henry has 19 years commercial and government experience in public policy, economics, business strategy across environment, energy, technology and financial services.

Justin Borevitz

Justin Borevitz

Professor, College of Science,
Australian National University

Research in new methods to regenerate agro-ecological landscapes for climate resilience and carbon drawdown.

Michael Ellwood

Michael Ellwood

Professor, Earth Sciences, College of Science,
Australian National University

Research on the sources and bio-availability of the key micro-nutrients and iron, and its influence on phytoplankton productivity, a key component of the marine system that moderates our climate through the ocean’s ability to drawdown carbon dioxide.

Jan McDonald

Jan McDonald

Professor, Faculty of Law,
University of Tasmania

Research that spanned the legal and policy dimensions of climate change adaptation, including urban planning and coastal management, liability and insurance issues.

Kerryn Brent

Kerryn Brent

Lecturer, Law School,
University of Adelaide.

Deputy Director,
Australian Forum for Climate Intervention Governance.

Research on international environmental law and law of the sea, specialising in the governance of solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal technologies.

Stephen Eggins

Stephen Eggins

Professor & Director, Research School of Earth Science,
Australian National University

Research on the use of novel isotope and trace element approaches to problems in the Earth and environmental science, including exploring adaptation and mitigation options to counter the effects of rising CO2 and related stressors in marine environments.

Jeff McGee

Jeff McGee

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania

Expert in global environmental law and governance, focused on strategies to respond to climate change at global and regional institutions and the international laws that affect them.

Rebecca Colvin

Rebecca Colvin

Lecturer, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Research in interactions of groups of people in social and political conflict settings concerning climate and environmental issues. In particular, the role of social-political identity in shaping these interactions.

Lennart Bach

Lennart Bach

ARC Future Fellow,
Senior Lecturer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies,
University of TasmaniaResearch on the efficacy and environmental side-effects of marine CO2 removal methods such as Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement, Ocean Afforestation, Ocean Iron Fertilisation, and Ocean Artificial Upwelling.

Alana Hollestelle

Alana Hollestelle

Associate Director,
Common Capital

Alana is focused on the pathways to accelerate the deployment of zero and negative emissions technologies and systems. She applies her public and private sector experience across financial services, strategy, risk and policy to drive transdisciplinary solutions to complex climate-related problems.

Laurie Menviel

Laurie Menviel

ARC Future Fellow,
Associate Professor, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,
University of New South Wales

Research on the processes leading to climate change, and on the impact of climate change on the carbon cycle, with a particular focus on oceanic processes.

Kai Schulz

Kai Schulz

Associate Professor, Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry,
Southern Cross University

Research on potential impacts of ocean change on biogeochemical element cycling and feedbacks to Earth’s climate system, as well as on assessing potential benefits and risks of proposed climate change mitigation approaches in the ocean.

Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Professor, Economics Business School,
University of New South Wales,
and President-elect of the Academy of the Social Sciences, Australia

Research in contract theory, mechanism design, law & economics, and political economy applied to climate change incentives, mechanisms, and policies.

Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts

Professor, Research School of Earth Sciences,
Australian National University

Diverse research in high-resolution environmental magnetic studies of ocean/climate changes on geological timescales to understand natural climate variability, including the role of atmospheric dust in climate change and natural ocean iron fertilization.

Zanna Chase

Zanna Chase

Professor, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies,
University of Tasmania

Research in the fields of Paleoceanography and Biogeochemistry, focusing on the interaction between chemical cycles and biological activity in the oceans, and how these are affected by climate.

Jimin Ju

Jimin Ju

ARC Future Fellow,
Senior Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences,
Australian National UniversityResearch on mechanisms controlling marine carbon cycle, ocean circulation, atmospheric CO2, and their links to climate change on various timescales.

Emma Johnston

Emma Johnston

Dean and Professor of Marine Ecology and Ecotoxicology,
University of New South Wales

Research on the impacts of human activities in marine ecosystems and how we can build ecological resilience with a particular emphasis on aquatic ecotoxicology and ecological impact assessment.

Pep Canadell

Pep Canadell

Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Climate Research Centre
Executive Director, Global Carbon Project

Research in global budgets of the main greenhouse gases, biophysical and socioeconomic drivers of emissions, and pathways to net zero emissions.

Andrew Lenton

Andrew Lenton

Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Climate Research Centre
Co-chair of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Model Intercomparison Project

Modelling the carbon-cycle, from individual organism responses through to the Earth system Response. Involved in research in solar radiation management and negative emissions for more than a decade.