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Stephen Williams

Professor, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, James Cook University, Australia., James Cook University

Stephen Williams started the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change research (CTBCC) in 2006 and was the inaugural Director for six years. He currently runs the biodiversity and global change program within the CTBCC and the NCCARF National Adaptation Research Network - Natural Ecosystems. Stephen's research is focused on understanding biodiversity, assessing the vulnerability of biodiversity to global climate change and using this knowledge to maximise the positive benefits of conservation management and adaptation. His research is currently examining a diverse range of research topics on climate change and biodiversity (vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and ecosystem processes) including biodiversity patterns and processes, estimating the relative vulnerability of species and habitats and setting up global initiatives aimed at improving the capacity of people to reduce the impacts of climate change on biodiversity .


  • 2000–present
    Professor , James Cook University