Hope, Geoffrey Scotford

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Hope, Geoffrey Scotford

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  • Professor Geoffrey Hope

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27 May 1944 -


Geoffrey Hope is an environmental historian. His research interests include vegetation history and the historical biogeography of Australian, Asian and Pacific biota. He holds a BSc (Hons), a MSc and a DSc from Melbourne University, and a PhD from ANU. He is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Natural History and a Visiting Fellow in the Fenner School of Environment and Society.

Geoffrey Hope has been based at Australian National University since 1978, lecturing in Geography before moving to a research position in RSPAS (now College of Asia Pacific) in 1990. As an environmental historian he works with a mix of methodologies and related fields of study including archaeology, biogeography, palaeontology, soil sciences and geoscience. His research interests include the impact of people on landscapes, including the impact of erosion, surface processes and silting, climate change and fire on human habitation. He is also interested in the roles of climate change and fire on human responses and adaptability. This work aims to contribute practical help for control of greenhouse emissions and solutions to problems of land management and biodiversity conservation.


New Guinea ; Vanuatu ; Fiji ; New Caledonia ; Kalimantan ; Myanmar

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Academic ; biogeographer ; environmentalist

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Created by Christine Bryan on 2 June 2014



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