Prof Meinke is Head of the School of Land and Food and Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) at the University of Tasmania, Australia. His disciplinary background is in crop physiology, agricultural systems analysis, systems modelling and applied climate research. Recently he held the Chair of Crop and Weed Ecology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2007 – 2011) where he still holds an adjunct appointment. Prior to that he was an internationally renowned cropping systems and climate scientist with the Queensland Government (1988 – 2007) where he co-developed the agricultural systems simulation platform APSIM. He pioneered operational climate risk management for agriculture in Australia and internationally. He is a member of three editorial boards (EJA, AgSyst and COSUST) and published over 100 papers in disciplinary and transdisciplinary journals. Currently he supervises 5 PhD candidates. He is passionate about science that matters.