Professor Anthony Jakeman

BSc(Hons) (UNSW), PhD(ANU)
Director, Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management (iCAM) Centre, Fenner School of Environment and Society
College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Numerical And Computational Mathematics 0103
  • Simulation And Modelling 080110
  • Surfacewater Hydrology 040608
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development 070108
  • Decision Support And Group Support Systems 080605
  • Natural Resource Management 050209
  • Environmental Science And Management 0502

Research interests

  • Integrated water resources assessment and modelling; decision support system development
  • Solution of inverse problems
  • Identification of dynamic systems
  • Development, calibration, analysis, sensitivity and uncertainty assessment, and application, of hydrologic and water resource systems models
  • Water quality and supply modelling
  • Dynamic water balance modelling with conceptual models


Tony Jakeman is Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society and Director of the Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management (iCAM) Centre, The Australian National University, and Research Partnerships Director of the Institute for Water Futures. He is an Environmental Modeller with over 450 publications in the open literature, half of these in refereed international journals. He has been a principal supervisor to over 60 graduated PhD students. Since 1997 he has directed the iCAM Centre pursuing methods and applications of integrated assessment and decision support on water resource issues. He leads the Integration and Decision Support Program of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.

Other scientific and organisational activities include: Editor-in-Chief, Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling (open access journal), Honorary Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Modelling and Software (Elsevier); Foundation and Past President, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society; Past President, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Inc.; Past Vice-President, International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation; Board of Directors, The Integrated Assessment Society, and of the Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty; and regularly a member of scientific advisory committees of international conferences.

In 2011 he received the Silver Medal of Masaryk University for contributions to environmental modelling and software. In 2012 he was awarded the Ray Page Lifetime Achievement Award from Simulation Australia. In 2015, 2017 and 2018 he was listed as a Highly-Cited Researcher by Clarivate/Thomson-Reuters (top 1%, computer science), and in 2015 was awarded an inaugural Lifetime Membership of the Modellling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Free open-access downloads:

Springer book on: Integrated Groundwater Management

Future of Sensitivity Analysis

Next Generation Modeling of Water Quality

Eight Grand Challenges in Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling

Software for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis

Bricolage-style Scenario Analysis of Uncertainty in Socio-Environmental Systems

Video: Making time for integrated assessment processes and uncertainty management to progress IWRM decision making


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