Dr Roger Jones
BSc (Hons) UniMelb; PhD, UniMelb
Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies
Roger Jones joined VU in early 2009, after working for CSIRO for thirteen years.
Trained as a physical scientist, he now applies an interdisciplinary focus to understanding climate change risk, bridging science, economics and policy. His work develops methods for managing climate change risks through both adaptation and mitigation.
These have been used widely in Australia and internationally, contributing to the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the United Nations Development Program Adaptation Policy Frameworks and a range of individual projects.
Professor Jones was a Convening Lead Author (CLA) on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group II Fourth Assessment Report released in 2007. He was also a technical advisor to the Garnaut Climate Change Review and is CLA in the forthcoming IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, to be completed in 2012.
Areas of expertise
- Climate change risk assessment methods
- Communication of climate science; risk perception and the science-policy interface
- technical skills in hydrology; climate scenario development; historical climate data analysis; impact modelling and uncertainty analysis
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