Anthony John Jakeman

Anthony John Jakeman

Keynote speaker at SIMULTECH 2012

Tony Jakeman is Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, and Director of the Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management Centre, The Australian National University. He has been an Environmental Scientist and Modeller for 35 years and has over 300 reviewed publications in the open literature. His early career background is in applied mathematical modelling and hydrology. Interests include integrated assessment methods and decision support systems for water and associated land resource problems, including modelling and management of water supply and quality problems in relation to climate, land use and policy changes and their effects on biophysical and socioeconomic outcomes. Jakeman has undertaken research projects and consultancies for AusAID, the Murray-Darling Basin Commission/Authority, many Australian federal, state and local government agencies, and Catchment Management Authorities, often working as project leader. For example he is leader of the integration program in the recently established National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (groundwater.com.au). He has held visiting positions at Stanford, Cambridge and Lancaster Universities, CSIRO, IRSTEA in France, the US Geological Survey; and is Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. Scientific and organisational activities include: Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Modelling and Software (Elsevier) since 1996 – a 2009 Impact Factor of 3.058; Foundation President, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (2000-2006) and elected Fellow (2004); President and Fellow (2009), Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Inc.; Vice-President, International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (2009 - ); International Advisory Board of the C.T. de Wit Graduate School for Production Ecology and Resource Conservation, Wageningen University (2008 - ); and regularly a member of scientific advisory committees of international conferences.