Climate Witness Science Advisory Panel (SAP)

WWF is working with leading climate scientists around the world who have agreed to join our Climate Witness Science Advisory Panel.

The role of the Science Advisory Panel is to establish if the impacts observed by Climate Witnesses are consistent with current scientific knowledge of human-induced climate change events in a particular region.

The scientists who are members of our Science Advisory Panel will give their expert opinion on submitted Climate Witness stories. Reviews will be placed under each Climate Witness story.

For more information please see the Science Advisory Panel Guidelines [pdf, 173 KB]. Or contact Claire Carlton, Science Advisory Panel coordinator.

Science Advisory Panel members

Prof. Mohamed Senouci specialises in climate variability and climate change in the Mediterranean region with special emphasis on North Africa, climate impacts and links between climate, decision and sustainable development; Hydrometeorological Institute for Training and Research in Oran, Algeria

Prof. Dr Vicente R. Barros, specialises in regional climate variability and climate impacts on agriculture and coastal areas; Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Prof. Osvaldo Canziani specialises in flooding and affects of el nino; National Universities of La Plata and Comahue; Argentina

Prof. Juan Carlos Leiva specialises in snow hydrology, change and water resources of Patagonian glaciers; Argentine Institute of Snow and Glaciers (CRICYT), Argentina

Dr Claudio G. Menéndez specialises in regional climate change and variability in South America and Antarctic Peninsula. He is currently involved in a number of projects on climate change and variability in South America. He has also been involved in the production of the IPCC AR4 as a lead author of the WG1 chapter on regional climate projections. Independent research and of the National Council of Research of Argentina (CONICET), Argentina

Prof. Jorge Rabassa specialises in middle latitude mountain glaciers and Antarctic Pennisula environments; Principle Investigator, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientificas (CADIC - CONICET), Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Dr Jorge Strelin specialises in the extreme south of South America, the Scotia Arc and the Antarctic Peninsula; Director, Instituto Antartico Argentino, Argentina

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg specialises in reefs; the Physiological basis of stress in reef-building corals; climate change and tropical marine ecosystems; patterns of gene flow in coral populations; and the role of coral pigmentation in the biology of corals; Director, Centre for Marine Studies, University of Queensland, Australia

Associate Professor Lesley Hughes, specialises in species and natural ecosystems; Climate Risk Concentration of Research Excellence (CORE), Macquarie University, Australia

Dr Roger Jones specialises in climate risk management and integrated assessment of climate change; CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia

Professor David Karoly specialises in climate variability and change, global warming, ozone depletion and climate dynamics; School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Barrie Pittock specialises in climate change and variability, the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, solar-weather relations, climate impacts and adaptation, Australia

Dr Leonard Nurse specialises in human impact on coastal dynamics, integrated coastal management and the impact of climate change on small island environments; Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies, The University of the West Indies, Barbados

Dr Jan Seys specialises in marine ecological responses to climate change, with a focus on NW-European seas. He is the head of the communications department at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium

Ann Gordon has worked as a meteorologist at the National Meteorological Service in Belize since 2001 and is actively involved in Belize’s Climate Change National Focal Point which focuses on education and outreach for climate change, Belize

Dr Ulric Trotz specialises in capacity building for climate change adaptation in the Caribbean region and was a review editor for Chapter 16 on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC. He holds the post of science advisor in the recently established Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belize

Dr Ulisses Confalonieri specialises in human health in general, with an emphasis on infectious diseases; vector-borne diseases which have foci in the natural ecosystems, and following closely the issues related to anthropic changes in tropical ecosystems; Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca (ENSP), Brazil

Dr Philip Fearnside; Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia-INPA, Brazil

Dr José Marengo; CPTEC (Centre for Climatic and Forecasting Studies) Brazil

Dr Carlos Nobre; CPTEC (Centre for Climatic and Forecasting Studies), Brazil

Dr Jim Bruce, specialises in water resource impacts; Global Change Strategies International, Canada

Michael Demuth specialises in glaciology, cold regions hydrology, snow and ice hazards mitigation, climate change detection, snow and ice remote sensing, radar geophysics; Geological Survey of Canada, Canada

Prof. Chris Furgal specializes in health impacts of environmental change on Indigenous communities with particular emphasis on northern populations; climate change, contaminants and food security in Indigenous populations; environmental health risk management and communication; Indigenous Environmental Studies Program, Trent University, Canada

Prof. Paul Kovacs specializes in the economics of building resilient communities through proactive adaptation to climate extremes by home builders, municipal leaders and insurance companies; Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), University of Western Ontario, Canada

Prof. Ken Minns specializes in freshwater ecosystems the effects of climate change on them, especially temperate, north temperate and arctic freshwater ecosystems; University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Monirul Mirza specialises in extreme weather events and climate change, impacts on water and energy sectors, vulnerability and adaptation monitoring and assessment, climate trends and scenarios; Adaptation & Impacts Research Division (AIRD), Environment Canada; Dept. of Physical & Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

Prof. Mark Nuttall specialises in anthropology of the Arctic and North Atlantic; human-environment relations, sustainability of living marine resources, climate change, locality, identity and memory; Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Scotland, Scandinavia; Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. George Rose specialises in the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries; Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada

Prof. Zong-Ci Zhao, National Climate Center (NCC), China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China

Prof. Ren Guoyu, specialises in paleoclimatology and climate change; China Meteorological Administration, China

Prof. Lin Erda, specialises in climate change impacts, vulnerability and GHG emission mitigation; Institute of Agriculture Environment and Sustainable Development (IAESD), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China

Dr Li Yu'er, Chinese Academy of Agriculture, China

Prof. Zhang Chengyi, specialises in climate impacts and ecological adaptation; China Meteorological Administration, China

Prof. Shen Yongping, specialises in glacial melting; Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, China Meteorological Administration, China

Prof. Dsc Erik Jeppesen specialises in climate effects on freshwater in Europe, the Arctic and beyond, Department of Freshwater Ecology, National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark

Eng. Samar M. Attaher specialises in vulnerability and adaptation on-farm irrigation systems under climate change conditions. She participated as a contributing author to Chapter IX (Africa) of Working GroupII of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. She works for the Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate (CLAC) at the Agriculture Research Centre (ARC) for the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt

Dr Mahmoud Medany specialises in climate Change and its impacts on Agriculture. He was the lead author of Chapter IX (Africa), Working Group II of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report. He is the Deputy Director of the Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate at the Agricultural Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Cairo, Egypt

Prof. Patrick Nunn specialises in oceanic geoscience, with a focus on island nations and Pacific rim nations; Professor of Oceanic Geoscience, Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD), Geography Department, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Prof. Randy Thaman, has published widely, with his main areas of research in small-island ecosystems and biodiversity, sustainable development, agroforestry, coastal replanting to address climate change, Pacific Island food systems, ethnobiology and traditional environmental knowledge, Pacific Island floras, community-based biodiversity conservation, and ecotourism; University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Dr Tony Weir is co-author of a university text book on renewable energy resources and was formerly involved in policy analysis and development relating to science and technology, energy policy and climate change for the Australian Government. He is currently a Senior Research Consultant and postgraduate teacher at the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Ghislain Dubois specialises in the impact of global warming on tourism and the integration of sustainable development in the tourism sector; Territories, Environnement Conseil (TEC), Marseille, France

Dr Eric Martin specialises in changes in snow cover and their consequences. CNRM-GAME/GMME/MC2, Météo-France, Toulouse, France

Prof. Dr Annette Menzel, specialises in impacts of climate change on biological and physical systems, questions of adaptation and mitigation related to vegetation as well as interactions between atmosphere and vegetation; Department of Ecology, Chair of Ecoclimatology, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Dr Michael Schirmer, specialises in freshwater, brackish and coastal ecosystems; anthropogenic impacts and management; climate change impact on natural and social systems; coastal protection and adaptation in low lying regions; University of Bremen, Germany

Dr Francis Obeng, University of Development Studies, Ghana

Dr Richard Yeboah specialises in climate variability and small farmers in the upper east region of Ghana. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at the University for Development Studies, Ghana

Dr Christos Giannakopulos; Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Greece

Dr Kakoli Banerjee specialises in changes in water quality parameters in the Indian Sundarbans and the generation of alternative livelihood schemes for the local communities. She works with the Dept. of Science and Technology for the Government of India and also for the University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Prof. S. K. Dash, specialises in monsoon studies, climate modelling and meteorological Computing; Centre for Atmospheric Sciences; Indian Institute of Technology, India

Prof. Dr Brij Gopal, specialises in wetlands ecology & management, biogeochemistry, lake conservation, restoration of lakes and rivers, floodplains, socio-economic aspects. economic valuation, Climate change impacts; School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Prof. Manmohan Kapshe, specialises in the effects of long-term environmental changes on human settlements and infrastructure; Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India

Dr K. Krishna Kumar, specialises in monsoon variability and prediction, dendroclimatology and climate impact studies; Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India

Prof. Dr Murari Lal, specialises in global and regional climate variability, scenario development, regional environmental change, sectoral vulnerability assessment (water, biodiversity and agriculture), landscape ecology, biophysical remote sensing – GIS applications, ecosystem modeling, regional adaptation & mitigation potential, water resource management;  Environment and Carbon Trading Group Halcrow Consulting India Ltd., India

Dr Abhijit Mitra, specialises in the effect of climate change on mangrove ecosystems in the tropics; Dept. of Marine Sciences, University of Calcutta, India

Prof. Dr Govind Ballabh Pant, specialises in climatology; Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India

Prof. N. H. Ravindranath, specialises in the impacts of climate change on forestry; Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, India

Prof. Dr Joyashree Roy, specialises in monsoon changes, health impacts and adaptation in agriculture. Major work focus is on Analysing Economics of Climate Change; Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, India

Dr Rizaldi Boer specialises in changes in precipitation and direct consequences on agriculture, forestry and water resources for all countries in southeast Asia; Institut Pertanian Bogor (Agricultural Institute of Bogor), Indonesia

Dr Heru Santoso specialises in modeling the impact of climate change on water resources. He has worked at the Research Centre for Geotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) as a researcher and is currently the Project Coordinator of the TroFCCA (Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation) project in Asia. Indonesia

Dr Armi Susandi, MT specialises in climate change and variability modeling, climate impacts and adaptation, application of remote sensing on land-use change and climate projection, climate and energy policy, economic valuation, renewable energy and the Clean Development Mechanism. His recent projects include looking at carbon uptake from the Indonesian sea and the the renewable energy and CDM potential of Indonesia. Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB), Indonesia

Dr John Sweeney specialises in statistical downscaling techniques which enable climate change scenarios for mid and end century to be used in running other models such as hydrological and agricultural and also in aspects of health and coastal change; National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland

Dr Vincenzo Artale specialises in ocean circulation and impact studies of climate change in the ocean, in particular in the Mediterranean Sea. He was a contributing author of the IPCC 4th Assessment report: Chapter 5 – Ocean Observation and sea level rise, Italy

Prof. Riccardo Valentini specialises in carbon cycle, forest ecology, biodiversity, desertification and climate policy, in the Mediterranean, and in Siberia, Amazonia and Africa; University of Tuscia, Italy

Prof. Dr Shuzo Nishioka, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES), Japan

Dr Hideo Harasawa, specialises in impacts of climate change on water resources, crop production and natural ecosystems in the Asia and Pacific; Social and Environmental System Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

Peter Ambenje specializes in Climate Change detection and attribution and is a contributing author to Chapter 2 of the IPCC WG1 TAR and has also been involved in the IPCC AR4 as a lead author of the WG1 chapter 3 on Observations: Surface and Atmospheric Climate Change. His expertise is in Climatology and Data Management and he holds a Masters degree in Meteorology and Climatology from the University of Birmigham in UK. He has worked for the Kenya Meteorological Department for over 20 years, Kenya

Dr Samwel Marigi is actively involved in the development of scenarios of climate change and global warming impacts for key socio-economic sectors in Kenya and the surrounding regions. he has published widely in the field of climate change and implications to society and is currently the head of the Climate Change Division within the Kenya Meteorological Department, Kenya

Peter A. Omeny, Meteorologist. Kenya Meteorological Department, Kenya

Dr Carlos Gay Garcia specialises in regional scenarios of climate change, impacts vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, and communication of climate change to policy makers and management of uncertainty; Atmospheric Sciences Centre, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Dr Victor O. Magaña Rueda specialises in atmospheric sciences. He is a member of the Mexican Geophysics Union and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He currently works at the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico(UNAM), Mexico

Prof Ana Rosa Moreno specialises in climate change, human health, air pollution, risk communication, Latin America. She has also been member of the IPCC since 1994; Dept. Public Health, School of Medicine, National University of Mexico, Mexico

Dr Batimaa Punsalmaa specialises in impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessment and policy analysis with a focus on natural resources. This includes water resources, snow cover, permafrost and land use change, and agriculture including crop and livestock. She has participated in rural socioeconomic surveys, greenhouse gas inventories and climate change mitigation. She was a lead author in working group 2 (Chapters 5&10) of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report, Mongolia

Dr Abdelkader Allali specialises in coastal processes and zones, freshwater and snow, terrestrial systems, and agriculture and forestry; Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Forestry, Morocco

Mr Om Ratna Bajracharya has conducted field investiagtions of two glacier lakes of Nepal and Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Early Warning Systems (GLOF EWS), and has worked as a co-researcher on glaciological expeditions in Nepal. His experience is in the installation, operation, data processing and analysis of high altitude research stations; Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Nepal

Mr. Pradeep Mool specialises in natural hazard studies, disaster management, natural resources and environmental studies with a particular focus on glaciers, glacial lakes and glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF). He carries out field investigation operations in various parts of the Himalayas in his position as Action Area Team Leader for the Integrated Water and Hazard Management Programme of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Developemnt (ICIMOD), Nepal

Dr Arun Shrestha is a Climate Change Specialist whose areas of expertise include climate change, glaciers and glacial hazards, flash flood risk management, atmospheric environment, remote sensing and hydrological modelling. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development(ICIMOD), Nepal

Prof. Dr Rik Leemans, specialises in forest dynamics, large-scale vegetation and crop distribution, global environmental databases, terrestrial C cycle and the importance of feedback processes, incorporation of land-use change and other human dimensions into Earth system models, biodiversity, potential mitigation and adaptation options and strategies for environmental change and integrated assessment models for global biodiversity and local/regional ecosystem vulnerability; Environmental  Systems Analysis group, Environmental Sciences Department,  Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr Jef Vandenberghe Department of Paleoclimatology and Geomorphology Institute of Earth Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr Ir. Wim van der Putten, specialises in soil ecology, functional biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, multitrophic interactions, nematode ecology, plant pathogens in natural vegetation, above-belowground interactions, metabolomics, biological invasions, nature restoration, land use changes; NIOO-KNAW Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands

Prof. Marcel E. Visser, specialises in timing of species migration, climate change, phenology, great tit; NIOO-KNAW Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands

Ir. Arnold J.H. van Vliet specialises in the scientific and socio-economic aspects of biodiversity and global change; European Phenology Network and the Dutch phenological monitoring Network 'De Natuurkalender', Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Dr Gavin Kenny, specialises in agricultural ecology and climate change; independent researcher, New Zealand

Prof. John E. Hay, specialises in risk-based approaches to addressing climate variability and change, including extreme events; advises and provides technical assistance to developing countries, with a focus on the small island countries of the South Pacific; Principal, JEH+ Ltd. New Zealand, and Visiting Professor, Ibaraki University, Japan

Dr Jim Salinger specialises in past and current climate trends; Principal Scientist, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

Dr Lars Hole, specialises in meteorology with research focus on transport of pollutions in air and sea and effects of climate change; Department for Atmosphere and Climate Research at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway

Prof. Anthony Nyong specialises in climate risk assessment and management in the African Sahel; Centre for Environmental Resources and Hazards Research, University of Jos, Nigeria

Dr Rodel Lasco specialises in climate change and land use/cover change; Philippines Programme Coordinator, World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF, Philippines

Dr Zbigniew Kundzewicz, Research Centre of Agricultural and Forest Environment, Poland

Prof. Piotr Tryjanowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Dr Oleg Anisimov, State Hydrological Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia

Sergey Zimov, Head of the Russian North-East Scientific Station, has worked as a scientist in the far north of Siberia for 30 years with an expertise in permafrost study, global carbon budget, palaeontology, Russia

Dr Poh Poh Wong specialises in coasts and beaches of tropical areas, with special emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr Guy F Midgley is the Chief Specialist Scientist for the Global Change and BioAdaptation Division, at the Kirstenbosch Research Center, South African National Biodiversity Institute. He contributed to the 2007 report on climate change by the IPCC, as co-ordinating lead author of Chapter 4 in Working Group 2: Ecosystems: Their properties, goods and services. South Africa

Dr Alison Misselhorn specialises in food security, and the closely related issues of vulnerability, adaptation and development - within the context of climate change as an aspect of global change in the developing world; ReVAMP Research Group, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Dr Gina Ziervogel is a geographer by training (BSc at UCT, Honours at Rhodes University and PhD at University of Oxford) and specialises in how to support adaptation to climate change in a development context in Southern Africa. She is a Research Fellow for the Stockholm Environment Institute, Oxford Office and Senior researcher at the Climate Systems Analysis Group, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Daithi Stone specialises in the detection and attribution of climate change; Climate Systems Analysis Group, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Andres Barbosa
specialises in the ecology of extreme environments, such as the polar, high mountain, and subdesert environments; Departamento de Ecologia Funcional y Evolutiva Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas, CSIC, Spain

Prof. Dr Antonio Ruiz de Elvira is a full Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Alcala. He is also Chair of the Scientific Comittee of the European Climate Forum, Spain

Prof. Andreas Fischlin specialises in modeling of ecosystems, in particular forest ecosystems in a changing climate, the ecology of population cycles, and the development of a methodology for the structured modeling of complex ecological systems; ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Antoine Guisan specialises in spatial predictive modelling of plant and animal distributions; Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Christian Korner specialises in treeline phenonema and plant species range limits related to temperature; Botanisches Institut - Pflanzenokologie, Universitate Basel, Switzerland

Dr Christophe Lambiel specialises in mountain glaciers in Switzerland as part of the Institute of Geography at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Christoph Marty specialises in snow climatology in the European Alps. He is a research scientist with the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Switzerland

Dr Kathy Riklin; Nationalratin, Prasidentin Organe Consultatif sur les Changements Climatiques, Switzerland

Dr Pascal Vittoz specialises in terrestrial ecosystems for plants and vegetation; Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Anond Snidvongs specialises in the biophysical environment as well as social and economic issues, in South-East Asia; Chulalongkorn University; South-East Asia START Regional Centre, Thailand

Dr Saleem Huq specialises in links between climate change and sustainable development, particularly in developing countries; Head, Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development, UK

Dr Declan Conway specialises in climate variability, climate change and water resources in developing countries, particularly linkages between rainfall variability and fluctuations in water resources during the 20th century, focusing on Egypt, Ethiopia, East Africa and South America; School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, UK

Dr Sophie des Clers specialises in socio-economic aspects of fisheries management and fishing communities dependent on coastal and marine ecosystems, including adaptation and mitigation of climate change impacts; Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, UK

Dr Mark New specialises in climate change and variability and climate change impacts on water resources; School of Geography, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, UK

Dr John Turner specialises in climate change in the Antarctic; British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, UK

Dr Richard Washington specialises in climate variability, seasonal climate prediction and seasonal forecasting in Africa; Oxford University Centre for the Environment, UK

Dr. Clive Walmsley specialises in research and policy development relating to both climate change mitigation and adaptation in Wales and UK, particularly focusing on wildlife impacts, biodiversity conservation and countryside management issues; Environmental Impacts Advisor, Countryside Council for Wales, UK

Prof. Dr Paul Epstein, specialises in health impacts of climate change and health applications of climate forecasting and remote sensing; Associate Director of the Health and the Global Environment, Harvard University, USA

Prof. John Harte, specialises in the effects of human actions on, and the linkages among, biodiversity, ecosystem structure and function, and climate; Energy and Resources Group, University of California Berkeley, USA

Dr Henry Huntington, is an independent researcher in Alaska where his activities include reviewing the regulation of subsistence hunting in northern Alaska, documenting traditional ecological knowledge of beluga whales and bowhead whales, examining Iñupiat Eskimo and Inuit knowledge and use of sea ice, and assessing the impacts of climate change on Arctic communities and on Arctic marine mammals. Alaska, USA

Dr Michael MacCracken, specialises in causes of ice ages, numerical modeling of various causes of climate change, sectoral and regional climate impacts, including impacts in the Arctic; Climate Institute, USA

Dr Dena P. MacMynowski specialises in ecological impacts of climate change; Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Stanford University, USA

Dr Steve McNulty specialises in southern forest response to CO2 enrichment and climate change; USDA-Forest Service Southern Research Station, Raleigh, NC, USA

Dr Patrick Mulholland, specialises in aquatic ecological and biochemistry responses to climate change; Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Prof. Steven W. Running studies forest ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains of North America. His interests include snow pack dynamics and seasonal hydrology, ecosystem phenology and growth timing, forest growth and carbon storage, drought impacts, and wildfire disturbances; College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana, USA

Ken Tape, studies terrestrial changes in the Arctic, specifically changes in vegetation, but also changes in permafrost and glaciers; Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Alaska, USA

Prof. Cameron P. Wake specialises in the development of climate records through the recovery and analysis of ice cores and changes in New England's climate and air quality; Climate Change Research Center, University of New Hampshire, USA

Dr Gary Yohe, specialises in coastal zones, including sea level rise and coastal storms; Economics Department, Wesleyan University, USA

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thuc Tran
specialises in the areas of climate change, water resource management and environment. He is the Director General of the Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Vietnam
  • John Rumney, Australian Climate Witness and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Science Advisory Panel ... / ©: John Rumney

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