Professor David Karoly
David Karoly is a Professor of Climate Science at the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences. He is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and interannual climate variations due to El Niño-Southern Oscillation. He was heavily involved in preparation of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2007, in several roles.David is a member of the new Climate Change Authority in Australia. He is also a member of the Science Advisory Panel to the Australian Climate Commission, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and the Joint Scientific Committee, which provides oversight of the World Climate Research Programme. David joined the School of Earth Sciences in May 2007 as an ARC Federation Fellow funded by the Australian Government
Associate Professor Richard Eckard
Richard Eckard is Associate Professor and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (www.piccc.org.au), a joint research initiative between the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Primary Industries. He is a science advisor to the Australian, New Zealand and UK governments, and the UN FAO, on climate change adaptation, mitigation and policy development in agriculture. His research focuses on strategies for reducing enteric methane and nitrous oxide from intensive grazing systems, and whole farm systems modelling of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in livestock production. Richard has published over 90 scientific publications, holds a number of national and international science leadership roles, being a keynote speaker at numerous industry and international science conferences over the past few years.
Associate Professor Bill Malcolm
Associate Professor Bill Malcolm lectures within the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Bill teaches agriculture and resource economics at undergraduate and graduate level, and has researched and written extensively about agricultural economics and policy. Bill also has a part-time appointment within the Future Farming Research Division of DPI.
Professor Ian Simmonds
Ian Simmonds is Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
He teaches extensively in the undergraduate program, and has a very active research program and supervises students in their Honours and PhD research. Among the topics of his research are the variability of rainfall and soil hydrology over Australia and other continents, Antarctic research, and the development and use of climate models.