PROF Jon Barnett

PROF Jon Barnett


  • Climate Change (Vulnerability and Adaptation)
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Security Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water Resource Management



  • Jon is Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at Melbourne University. He is a political geographer who researches the impacts of and responses to environmental change on social systems in Australia, East Asia and the South Pacific. Jon is a Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group II, Ch 12), and he is co-editor of Global Environmental Change.    


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Education and training

  • PhD, The Australian National University 1999
  • MAprelim, University of Melbourne 1994
  • BPD, University of Melbourne 1993

Awards and honors

  • Planning Institute of Australia, Victorian Division Award for Cutting Edge Research, 2014
  • Al-Moumin Environmental Peacebuilding Award, 2014
  • The University of Melbourne Vice Chancellors Engagement Award, 2013
  • Australian Research Council, 2012
  • Research Fellow, Australian Research Council, 2005
  • New Zealand Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Foundation for Research, Science & Technology, 2000



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