Biology), Dept. Environmental Biology, Research
Science) 1st class Hons, Univ. Western
His specialist area is the development of computer models to investigate the likely growth response of forests and grasslands to climate change and possible implications for soil organic carbon storage, and he has contributed to the study and advancement of policy options to use biospheric carbon storage to mitigate against climate change.
He was a major contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)ís 1995
climate change impact assessment report by acting as Convening Lead Author of
two chapters which dealt with climate change impacts on forests, and on
terrestrial ecosystem in general, and contributed in 2000 as Lead Author to two
chapters for the special IPCC report on Land use, land-use change and forestry.
For that work as a member of the IPCC, he became a part recipient of the
Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
For that work as a member of the IPCC, he became a part recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
He is now working for Landcare Research in Palmerston North, New Zealand
1986-1987: Botany Department.,
1988-1989: CSIRO Forestry and
1989-1991: Bureau of Rural Resources,
1991-2005: CSIRO Forestry and
2005-2006: CRC for Greenhouse
now: Landcare Research, Palmerston North,
Gas exchange studies
Studies of soil organic matter dynamics
Climate change: Original research studies
Climate change: Reviews
Climate change: Policy and others