Richard Harper is Chair in Sustainable Water Management at Murdoch University. He has a B.Sc. Agric. (Hons) and PhD, both from the University of Western Australia and had twenty years experience with the WA Government in programs addressing salinity, plantation and farm forestry and climate change mitigation. He moved to Murdoch in 2009 and has developed a research program investigating the use of carbon mitigation to drive landscape scale change in soil and water management. Recent publications have explored both the science and policy aspects of mitigation, including new approaches to carbon mitigation that enhance environmental co-benefits. He is a lead author on the upcoming IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGIII) chapter on mitigation using Agriculture, Forestry and other Land-Uses (AFOLU) and a visiting Professor with the Chinese Academy of Forestry.