Emeritus Professor Ian Noble

College of Science

Over 25 years as a researcher at ANU on the interactions between humans and our landscapes touching upon grazing lands, fire management and the impacts of climate change.  During this time I worked in, and led, international scientific collaborations establishing the scientific basis of climate change and its impacts. I also played numerous roles in scientific synthesis reports such as the IPCC and the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment.  I then spent 10 years at the World Bank playing a lead role in their efforts to achieve climate resilient development outcomes.  Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Research interests

Impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, and in particular supporting adaptive responses to current and anticipated climate change.

Areas of expertise

  • Global Change Biology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development
  • Ecological Impacts Of Climate Change
  • Terrestrial Ecology