Department of Environment and Geography - Environmental Science
Associate Professor Ian Goodwin
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Ian is Associate Professor of Climate Risk. Ian has 25 years consulting and research experience in the field of environmental geoscience, coastal geoscience, climatology, environmental hazard definition and management within Australia and overseas, specifically in South Pacific Islands and Antarctica. Ian’s key expertise is coastal geoscience, high-resolution paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, and climate change in Australasian, Antarctica and South-West Pacific region. Ian also has a background in Antarctic glaciology, geoscience, logistics and environmental assessment. Ian is an international expert on sea-level change and coastal response, wave climatology, longshore sediment transport, and large-scale coastal behaviour. His work is unique, as he has developed an integrated approach to researching: earth system archives using ice cores, corals and sediments; earth system processes using the sedimentary record and the instrumental record; regional climate change; and,the modelling, prediction and management of hydrological and coastal change.
- Ian has also managed international scientific research programs on global change, for SCAR, IGBP and UNESCO. He is currently Co-Chairman of the international Scientific Committee On Antarctic Research (SCAR) International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition; member of the Antarctic Research Assessment Committee (Physical Sciences) for Australia; member of the Australian Academy of Sciences, National Committee on Antarctic Research; and Australian Representative to UNESCO, Scientific Commission on Snow and Ice.
- Ian has produced over 50 scientific publications in international journals and 30 consultant reports covering coastal geoscience, coastal and estuarine evolution, coastal ocean and sedimentological processes, coastal management, sea-level history, coral reef geomorphology, climatology, climate change and variability, Antarctic glaciology and glacial geology and remote sensing.
- In addition, Ian was awarded an ABC/Australian Academy of Sciences Science Media Fellowship in 2005 that he has used to research, and present science on national radio, TV and print media on climate change, Antarctica and coasts.