Professor Jon Barnett

Jon Barnett is a Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. He is a political geographer whose research examines the impacts of and responses to environmental change on social systems. This includes research on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change with a particular focus on conflict, cultures, mobility and peace. In recent years he has conducted fieldwork in Australia, China, the Marshall Islands, Niue and Tuvalu. Jon is Lead Author of the Human Security chapter in the most recent IPCC Assessment Report, and he co-edits the journal Global Environmental Change.

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