Professor Snow Barlow

Professor Snow Barlow

Emeritus Professor Snow Barlow is a plant scientist specialising in the physiology of plant responses to environmental cues and stresses. He has worked in climate change research for more than 30 years beginning with some of the first studies of the impacts of elevated CO2 on forest and crop plant growth and development.

He was a chief scientist with the federal Department of Primary Industries and Energy and participated as a member of the Australian delegation for Kyoto Protocol negotiations for COP3 and COP4. Shortly after Kyoto he was an initiator and founding member of the CRC for Greenhouse Accounting.

More recently we co-ordinated the Primary Industries Adaptation Research Network (PIARN) of NCCARF (2008-13) and Directed the Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CCRSPI)

His recent research has concentrated on the development of CC Adaptation Strategies for the Australian Wine Industry.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science. In 2009 he was awarded the Australian Medal for Agricultural Science.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

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