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Professor Elisabeth Holland


SRT Leader – Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Professor Holland joined the University in February 2012 as Professor of Climate Change under the EU-Global Climate Change Alliance project based at PACE-SD.

Professor Holland is a Leopold Fellow and co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. She also served as a Lead Author and German representative on the Third and Lead Author and US representative on Fourth Working Group 1 Assessment Reports of the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group 1 focuses on the Physical Science Basis.

For more than 20 years, Professor Holland worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA where the average rainfall is 460 mm per year. She directed NCAR’s Biogeosciences Program and was an NCAR Senior Scientist in the Atmospheric Chemistry Division. Professor Holland was a founding Professor of the Max Planck Institute of Biogeochemistry in Jena Germany, one of the new Max Planck Institutes formed in former East Germany following German reunification.

Professor Holland received her MSc and PhD from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her science focuses on using models and observations to understand how Earth Systems work. She has worked on carbon and nitrogen cycling, land surface, agricultural, atmospheric chemistry, and Earth system modeling. She is widely recognized as an international scientific leader in understanding the global nitrogen cycle and its interactions with the carbon cycle and the earth system.

Phone: (+679) 323 2831
Fax: (+679) 323 2891
Email: elisabeth.holland(at)usp.ac.fj


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