Nathan Bindoff is Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of Tasmania in Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies. He has a background in Earth Sciences (PhD in Earth Sciences, Australian National University).
Professor Bindoff is also a physical oceanographer, specializing in ocean climate and the earth’s climate system, with a focus on understanding the causes of change in the oceans. He was the coordinating lead author for the ocean chapter in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report and Fifth Assessment reports. Professor Bindoff and colleagues documented some of the first evidence for changes in the oceans in the Indian, North Pacific, South Pacific and Southern Ocean’s and the first evidence of changes in the Earths hydrological cycle from ocean salinity. His most recent work is on documenting the decline in oxygen content of the oceans and dynamics of the Southern Ocean.
He has published more than 104 peer reviewed papers and more than 42 reports.
Professor Bindoff is currently also leader of the Climate Futures program in Landscape and Policy Hub and the ACE CRC, Director of the Tasmanian Partnership for Advanced Computing and Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate System Science.
The Climate Futures projects are all about understanding the consequences of climate change on Australian climate at regional scale. In particular, the impacts of human influence on extreme temperatures, rainfall, runoff, agriculture and ecosystems.