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Lesley Hughes is a Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development). She is an ecologist whose main research interest has been the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems, and the implications of climate change for conservation. She is a former Lead Author in the IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Report, a former federal Climate Commissioner and now a Councillor with the Climate Council of Australia. She is also a Director for WWF Australia, and a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.

Education/Academic qualification

Ecology, PhD, Macquarie University


Award Date: 15 May 1991

External positions

• Member, Climate Science and Knowledge Management Experts Panel, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia

2020 → …

Member, Earth System Science Panel, European Research Council

2020 → …

Advisor, Royal University of Bhutan

2019 → …

• Member, Taronga Conservation Science Advisory Council , Taronga Zoo

2019 → …

Member, Future Earth Australia Steering Committee , Future Earth Australia


Councillor, Climate Council of Australia

Sep 2013 → …

Director, Governor & Member of Eminent Scientists Advisory Group, WWF-Australia

2013 → …

Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

2013 → …

Chair, Tasmania Climate Action Council


Climate Commissioner, A.C.T. Climate Commission Secretariat


Director, Biodiversity Node of the NSW Adaptation Hub


Co-convenor, Terrestrial Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network for National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility


Biological Impacts Node Leader and Co-convenor, ARC Network for Earth System Science


Lead Author, 4th & 5th Assessment Report, Working Group II, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


Chair, NSW Scientific Committee



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