Emeritus Professor Anthony Jakeman

BSc(Hons) (UNSW), PhD(ANU)
Director, Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management (iCAM) Centre, Fenner School of Environment and Society
ANU 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 member of the Institute for Water Futures. He is an Environmental Modeller with over 450 publications. 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.

Other scientific and organisational activities include: Editor-in-Chief, Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling (open access journal), Honorary Editor, 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 (MSSANZ). In 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. In 2021 he was awarded the MSSANZ Biennial Medal. As of September 2022 he has an h-index on Web of Science of 50 and 71 on Google Scholar with 25,000 citations.

Free open-access downloads:

Springer book on: Integrated Groundwater Management http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-23576-9

Future of Sensitivity Analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815220310112

Next Generation Modeling of Water Quality https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020WR027721

Eight Grand Challenges in Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling https://sesmo.org/article/view/16226

Software for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815219305845

Bricolage-style Scenario Analysis of Uncertainty in Socio-Environmental Systems  https://doi.org/10.18174/sesmo.2020a16227

Video: Making time for integrated assessment processes and uncertainty management to progress IWRM decision making https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1gQJ764X5U


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