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Professor, Water and Landscape Dynamics, Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University

Albert's area of research includes water resources, ecosystem function, global change, and satellite Earth observation. In his early career, he studied groundwater in the Netherlands, carbon exchange by forests across Europe, and soil conservation in Indonesia. He was research scientist at CSIRO from 2003-2012, where he developed land management practices to optimise water quantity and quality, and used satellite and ground data to keep track of water resources in the Murray-Darling Basin and elsewhere in Australia. Albert led development of the computer system now used by the Bureau of Meteorology’s to help produce the National Water Account and other water information. He has been professor in Water Science and Management at the Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University, since 2012. He has written more than 130 scientific publications.


  • –present
    Professor of Water Science and Management, Australian National University


  • 2002 
    VU University Amsterdam, PhD Environmental Sciences