Climate Change

John Cook
Climate Communication Fellow

John Cook is GCI's Climate Communication Fellow. Among his many achievments, John was recognised with a ‘Friend of the Planet’ award from the California-based National Center for Science Education, in May 2016. He also founded and created the popular website SkepticalScience.com, which won the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge.

 


Dr Christine Hosking
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Christine’s main research interests have involved using a range of systematic conservation planning tools to model the predicted distribution of terrestrial species under future climate change and identify ‘climate change refugia’, using koalas and their food trees as case study species.

 


Joe Lane
Environmental-economic analysis

Joe Lane has been a researcher in the School of Chemical Engineering for the past eight years, most recently with the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, and now also affiliated with GCI. Joe’s professional background spans process engineering, water resource planning, and developing tools to incorporate environmental information into decision making.

 


Greg Oliver
Fellow (Climate Adaptation Policy)

Greg Oliver has worked in local and state government, research management and consultancy for more than 25 years, primarily developing and implementing policy, plans and regulations for sustainable environment and natural resource management.

 



Food Systems

Prof. Bill BellottiProfessor Bill Bellotti
Food Systems Program Director

Professor Bill Bellotti has more than 30 years' experience in leading agricultural production system research in southern Australia, western China, and eastern India. His expertise includes agronomy, climate variability and change, farming systems and integrated approaches to food systems.


 


Dr Grace MuriukiDr Grace Muriuki
Food Systems Program Manager

Dr Grace Muriuki brings more than 20 years’ research and development experience from working in both the public and private sectors in Australia and in Africa. Before joining GCI, Grace worked with CSIRO (Land and Water, and Energy Flagships), where among other projects, she was engaged in sustainability, energy and climate change research.
 



Healthy Oceans

Dr Manuel González-Rivero
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Manuel is lead scientist of the Shallow Reef Component of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. He obtained his Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Honours) from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and completed his PhD in Ecology in the United Kingdom.

 


Dr Pim BongaertsDr Pim Bongaerts
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Pim is the lead scientist for the Deep Reef Component of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. The Deep Reef Survey looks into the effects of climate change on one of the least known ecosystems on the planet – the deep-water reefs or mesophotic coral ecosystems (between 30-100m).

 


Dr Alberto Rodríguez-Ramírez
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Alberto Rodríguez-Ramírez has been an active coral reef researcher for 17 years, studying and monitoring long-term trajectories in marine ecosystems, including seagrass and mangroves, as well as coral reefs in the Caribbean region and the Great Barrier Reef.

 


Dr Oscar Beijbom
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Oscar Beijbom is undertaking a joint post-doc at the Global Change Institute and the Berkeley Vision and Learning Center, where he works on automated quantification of scientific image-data using deep learning.

 


Dr Tyrone Ridgway
Program Manager

Tyrone brings an interdisciplinary background to the role, after working in environmental issues in research and non-government organisations, resource and research management within federal government agencies, as well as project management roles in private consulting.

 


Clean Energy

Dr Phillip Wild
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Phillip Wild brings agent based modelling capability to project 1 'Control Methodologies of Distributed Generation' and project 2 'Market and Economic Modelling of the impacts of Distributed Generation' at the Global Change Institute

 



Dr Ruifeng Yan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Ruifeng Yan's research interests include photovoltaic and wind integration impacts, unbalanced network analysis and power system stability.


 


Sustainable Water
 

Tari BowlingTari Bowling

Tari Bowling has 13 years' experience in fields such as environmental management, water resource management, community fisheries, gender mainstreaming, and water and sanitation hygiene (WASH).

 

 

 


Dr Nina Hall
Manager, Sustainable Water

Dr Nina Lansbury Hall manages the Sustainable Water program at the Global Change Institute, with the aim of catalysing cross-disciplinary projects to respond to complex issues around the sustainable and integrated management, treatment and use of water with social, environmental and economic considerations.

 


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