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Honorary Associate, Tasmanian Institute for Agriculture, University of Tasmania

Dr Jim Salinger has been involved for 35 years in research and analysis of climate change and variability and its impacts. In 2018 he was a Visiting Professor at the Unversity of Haifa, Department of Geograhpy and Environmental Science. In 2014 he was the Ernst Frolich Fellow at CSIRO in Hobart.

IHe was the Lorrey Lokey Visiting Professor, Woods Institute for the Environment, at Stanford University in 2012.

Jim is a prolific communicator and has received several awards and other honours for his work on climate change. As well as being a leading climate researcher and teacher, he has long been involved in researching and monitoring past and current climate trends. Until recently he was president of the World Meteorological Organization’s Commission for Agricultural Meteorology.

He holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington and a MPhil in environmental law from the University of Auckland.

From 1982 to 1992, he worked for the NZ Meteorological Service. From 1992 to 2009, he worked for the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, until his employment was terminated for unauthorised contact with the media. He has since worked as an Honorary Research Associate in Climate Science in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland.

He recently edited a book, Living in a Warmer World: How a Changing Climate Will Affect Our Lives, with CSIRO Publishing.


  • –present
    Honorary Research Associate in Climate Science, School of Environment, University of Auckland


  • 1981 
    Victoria University of Wellington, Ph D


Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand