Emeritus Professor William Steffen

Emeritus Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Global Change Biology 069902
  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Crop And Pasture Biochemistry And Physiology 070303
  • Other Environmental Sciences 0599
  • Simulation And Modelling 080110
  • Environmental Management 050205
  • Farm Management, Rural Management And Agribusiness 070106
  • Palaeoclimatology 040605
  • Studies Of Pacific Peoples' Societies 169905
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development 070108
  • Ecological Impacts Of Climate Change 050101
  • Conservation And Biodiversity 050202
  • Environmental Monitoring 050206
  • Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience 0406
  • Environmental Science And Management 0502
  • Other Earth Sciences 0499
  • Agriculture, Land And Farm Management 0701
  • Other History And Archaeology 2199

Research interests

Climate change, Earth System Science


Professor Will Steffen served on the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee (MPCCC) in 2010-11, and is currently a Climate Commissioner. He is also Co-Director of the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) initiative, a joint venture of ANU and the University of Canberra. From 1998 to mid-2004, Steffen served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate and Earth System science, with an emphasis on incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis; and on sustainability and climate change, with a focus on urban systems.


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