Emeritus Professor Will Steffen

Visiting Professor

Professor Will Steffen served on the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee (MPCCC) in 2010-11, and is currently a Climate Commissioner. He is also Co-Director of the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) initiative, a joint venture of ANU and the University of Canberra. From 1998 to mid-2004, Steffen served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate and Earth System science, with an emphasis on incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis; and on sustainability and climate change, with a focus on urban systems.

Research interests

Climate change, Earth System Science

  • Steffen, W. (2010) Observed trends in Earth System behavior. In: WIRES (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews) Climate Change, John Wiley Publishers, DOI: 10.1002/wcc.36
  • Steffen, W., Sims, J., Walcott, J. and Laughlin, G. (2010) Australian agriculture: coping with dangerous climate change. Regional Environmental Change, DOI 10.1007/s10113-010-0178-5
  • Zalasiewicz, J., Williams, M., Steffen, W. and Crutzen, P. (2010). The new world of the Anthropocene. Environmental Science & Technology, doi: 10.1021/es903118j