Director of the Climate Change Institute, Australian National University

Michael Raupach passed away on February 10, 2015. You can read a tribute to him here: https://theconversation.com/mike-raupach-the-scientist-who-tallied-the-worlds-carbon-budget-37575

Michael Raupach was the Director of the Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra. This position followed a career of many years with CSIRO.

His scientific foci included Earth System science, carbon-climate-human interactions, land-air interactions, and fluid mechanics.

From 2000 to 2008 he was an inaugural co-chair of the Global Carbon Project, an international project studying the natural and human influences on the global carbon cycle. In recent years he co-chaired the working group drafting the Australian Academy of Science booklet “The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers”; led the report “Challenges at Energy-Water-Carbon Intersection” for the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council; and led the Australian Academy of Science project “Negotiating our future: Living scenarios for Australia to 2050”.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Director, Climate Change Institute, ANU
  • 2005–2013
    Research Scientist, Marine and Atmospheric Research, CSIRO
  • 2002–2005
    Science Leader, Earth Observation Centre, CSIRO
  • 1998–2002
    Research Scientist, Land and Water, CSIRO
  • 1997–1998
    Program Leader of Environmental Processes and Resources, CSIRO

Education

  • 1976 
    Flinders University, PhD

Honours

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; Fellow, American Geophysical Union; CSIRO Fellow