Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is currently Professor of Marine Studies where he does marine research as well as engaging with scientists, policy makers, innovators, research communities and on issues such as climate change, clean energy, food security and population growth.

Ove is an avid diver and photographer. In 2009 and 2017), he was profiled by Australian Story (View documentary).

As Professor of Marine Studies, Ove leads a research group that focuses on the impact of global warming and ocean acidification on coral reefs. Currently, he play significant roles within the IPCC (coordinating lead author Chapter 30, “Open Oceans”) and am Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Senior Scientist for the Catlin Seaview Survey, and Chair of the Blue Ribbon Panel for the Global Partnership for Oceans at the World Bank among other projects.

In addition,  Ove has been adviser to numerous organisations (mostly unpaid) including the Royal Society (London)GreenpeaceWorld Fund for NatureRio Tinto Aluminium, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation,Great Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityThe World BankUNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic CommissionNOAA and the Australian Government, primarily on the issue of marine ecosystems and climate change.

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has held academic positions at UCLA, Stanford University (visiting Professor for 8 years), University of Sydney and University of Queensland, and am a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. In 1999. he was awarded the Eureka Prize for scientific research, was QLD Smart State Premier’s Fellow (2008-2013),Reviewing Editor at Science Magazine (2003-2009), and is currently an ARC Laureate Fellow (2013-present). In 2013,  Ove Hoegh-Guldberg was elected to Australian Academy of Science.

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg’s published works include over 400 refereed publications and book chapters.  He is one of the most cited authors within the peer-reviewed literature on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems (Thomson Reuters 2012).  Three of his publications are now the 1st, 4th and 6th most cited works over the past 10 years in the area of “climate change”.

Ove is a regular contributor to the media  and has worked on projects with leading film makers and companies including the ABC, BBC (Attenborough), NBC (Brokaw) and many others.

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