Will Steffen

Will Steffen is Director of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, Canberra, and is also Science Adviser, Australian Greenhouse Office, Australian Government. From July 2004 through October 2005, Professor Steffen was Visiting Fellow, Bureau of Rural Sciences, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. From 1998 to mid-2004, he served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere–Biosphere Programme, based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the field of Earth System science, with a special emphasis on terrestrial ecosystem interactions with global change, the global carbon cycle, incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis, and sustainability and the Earth System.