Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers. A scientist, explorer, and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and many books. He has worked extensively in Oceania and eastern Indonesia and has been described by Sir David Attenborough as one of the great explorers of our times and as ‘a scientist who’s discovered more new species than Charles Darwin.’ His landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers have changed the way we think about the environmental challenges facing our world today.
He spent a year teaching at Harvard and is currently Professor in the Faculty of Science at Macquarie University. He represents Australia on the National Geographic Society Research Grant Committee, was recently appointed to the board of WWF International, and is a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. From 2006 to 2009 he was Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council. In 2007 he was named Australian of the Year.