Professor Snow Barlow is a plant physiologist and agricultural scientist, whose research encompasses plant water use efficiency, viticulture and impacts of climate change on agriculture, water management and global food security. He is currently Foundation Professor of Horticulture and Viticulture at the University of Melbourne.
Snow chairs the Expert Assessment Panel of the DAFF climate change R & D program , convenes the Primary Industries Research Adaptation Network of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility(NCCARF) and is a member of the Minister’s NGO Roundtable on Climate Change and the Land Sector Working Group .
He also chairs the Victoria Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation, and a member of the Australian Landcare Council.
Professor Barlow is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and in 2009 was awarded the ‘Australian Medal of Agricultural Science’.
Snow was educated at the University of New England , graduating with honours in Rural Science and winning blues in Cricket and Rugby prior to completing a PhD at Oregon State University.
Together with his partner Winsome McCaughey, he operates a commercial farm incorporating vineyards, grazing and farm forestry enterprises in the Strathbogie Ranges in North Eastern Victoria and markets wine under the Baddaginnie Run label.
Fellow of Australia Academy Technological Sciences and Engineering Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science Australian Medal of Agricultural Science-2009