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ARC Australian Laureate Professor, University of Tasmania

Barry Brook, an ecologist and modeller, is an ARC Australian Laureate Professor and Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Tasmania. He is a highly cited scientist, having published three books, over 300 refereed papers, and many popular articles. His awards include the 2006 Australian Academy of Science Fenner Medal, the 2010 Community Science Educator of the Year and 2013 Scopus Researcher of the Year. His research focuses on the impacts of global change on biodiversity, ecological dynamics, forest ecology, paleoenvironments, energy, and simulation models.


  • 2014–present
    Professor of Environmental Sustainability, University of Tasmania
  • 2016–present
    ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, University of Tasmania
  • 2007–2014
    Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change, University of Adelaide
  • 2011–2014
    Australian Research Council Future Fellow, University of Adelaide


    Macquarie University, B.Sc. (Hons I), Ph.D.


  • 2016
    Google Scholar,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Fellowship, Discovery, Linkage Grants
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Ecological Society of America