Prof. Dr. Nigel TAPPER

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School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment,
Monash University

Nigel Tapper holds a Personal Chair in Environmental Science (as a climate science specialist) within the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University where he currently leads the Climate Research Group. Nigel Co-Led Program B (Water Sensitive Urbanism) until 2017 and is a key researcher in the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. He is an elected Member of the Board of the International Association of Urban Climate. Nigel has published seven books, 13 book chapters and more than 200 refereed research publications, and has supervised >45 Ph.D. students, in an academic and research career spanning 35 years. Nigel’s work has been cited >4,800 times and he has an h-index of 38. He co-authored the classic text on Australasian climate – The Weather and Climate of Australia and New Zealand. Key research in recent years has been in the area of weather and climate impacts, including on fire, urban environments and human health-climate interactions. A strong climate change adaptation theme has emerged in his research, especially in relation to urban environments and human health.