Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
oveh@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67417

Overview

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg FAA; ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and School of Biological Sciences.

Research Publications (>400 publications, see list and impact Google Scholar). For full Curriculum vitae, click here.

BIOGRAPHY

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is Professor of Marine Studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia Over the past 10 years he was Founding Director of the Global Change Institute (details here) and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies (www.coralcoe.org.au, since 2006) and Affiliated Professor in Tropical Marine Biology at the University of Copenhagen (2016-present). Ove’s research focuses on the impacts of global change on marine ecosystems and is one of the most cited authors on climate change. In addition to pursuing scientific discovery, Ove has had a 20-year history in leading research organisations such as the Centre for Marine Studies (including 3 major research stations over 2000-2009) and the Global Change Institute, both at the University of Queensland. These roles have seen him raise more than $150 million for research and infrastructure. He has also been a dedicated communicator of the threat posed by ocean warming and acidification to marine ecosystems, being one of the first scientists to identify the serious threat posed by climate change for coral reefs in a landmark paper published in 1999 (Mar.Freshwater Res 50:839-866), which predicted the loss of coral reefs by 2050. Since that time, Ove led global discussions and action on the science and solutions to rapid climate change via high profile international roles such as the Coordinating Lead Author for the ‘Oceans’ chapter for the Fifth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Coordinating Lead Author on the Impacts chapter of the IPCC Special report on 1.5oC. In addition to this work, Ove conceived and led the scientific XL-Catlin Seaview Survey (details here) which has surveyed over 1000 km of coral reefs across 25 countries (details here) and which captured and analysed over 1 million survey images of coral reefs. These images and data are available to the scientific community and others via an online database: (details here).

Developing these resources is part of Ove’s current push to understand and support solutions to global change with partners such as WWF International: (details here). As scientific lead, Ove has been steering a global response to the identification of 50 sites globally that are less exposed to climate change (Beyer et al 2018, Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2018), working with WWF International to assemble a global partnership across seven countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Cuba, East Africa, Madagascar and Fiji; Coral Reef Rescue Initiative). Scientific papers published by Ove cover significant contributions to the physiology, ecology, environmental politics, and climate change. Some of Ove’s most significant scientific contributions have been recognised by leading journals such as Science and Nature (Hoegh-Guldberg and Bruno 2010; Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2007; Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2019a,b), scores of invited talks and plenaries over the past 20 years, plus his appointment as significant international roles e.g. Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 30 (“The Oceans”) for the 5th Assessment Report, as well as Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 3 (Impacts) on the special report on the implications of 1.5oC (for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC).

Listen to a recent interview of Ove by Jonica Newby for the ABC Science Show.

Research Impacts

Ove has produced >400 peer-reviewed research publications (see list and impact, Google Scholar). Ove is one of the most cited Australian science authors (and 3rd internationally of 53,136 authors) on “climate change” by Thomson-Reuter’s ISI Web of Science (details here) in 2009. This represents a group of less than 0.5% of all published scientific researchers in the world. This has been updated recently with Ove being a member of the top 0.01% most productive scientists globally (Ioannidis et al. 2019) PLoS biology, 17(8), p.e3000384.). Ove received numerous awards from Thomson Reuters (e.g. Citation Award Winner in Ecology Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Award in 2012). Ove’s H-index is 80 (Clarivate Analytics, Jan 2020) or 105 (Google Scholar) and he have received several awards from Thomson-Reuters and now Clarivate Analytics (see above). He has been awarded a Eureka Prize for his scientific research as well as a QLD Premier’s fellowship, and later ARC Laureate Fellow. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2013. He received the Prince Albert II 2014 Award for Climate Change, and the 2016 International Award from the Banksia Foundation. He has been recognised as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2001, 2014, 2018 and 2019 (top 1% of his field) and was listed among the 100 most influential people in Climate Policy globally (List available at Apolitical: (details here).

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), The University of Sydney
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Publications

  • Vercelloni, Julie, Liquet, Benoit, Kennedy, Emma V., González-Rivero, Manuel, Caley, M. Julian, Peterson, Erin E., Puotinen, Marji, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Mengersen, Kerrie (2020). Forecasting intensifying disturbance effects on coral reefs. Global Change Biology, 26 (5) gcb.15059, 2785-2797. doi:10.1111/gcb.15059

  • Kleinhaus, Karine, Al-Sawalmih, Ali, Barshis, Daniel J., Genin, Amatzia, Grace, Lola N., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Loya, Yossi, Meibom, Anders, Osman, Eslam O., Ruch, Jean-Daniel, Shaked, Yonathan, Voolstra, Christian R., Zvuloni, Assaf and Fine, Maoz (2020). Science, diplomacy, and the Red Sea's unique coral reef: it's time for action. Frontiers in Marine Science, 790, doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00090

  • Van der Zande, Rene M., Achlatis, Michelle, Bender-Champ, Dorothea, Kubicek, Andreas, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2020). Paradise lost: End-of-century warming and acidification under business-as-usual emissions have severe consequences for symbiotic corals. Global Change Biology, 26 (4) gcb.14998, 2203-2219. doi:10.1111/gcb.14998

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Publications

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Book Chapter

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2019). Coral reefs: megadiversity meets unprecedented environmental change. Biodiversity and climate change: transforming the biosphere. (pp. 55-65) edited by Thomas E. Lovejoy and Lee Hannah.New Haven, CT, United States: Yale University Press.

  • Gatusso, Jean Pierre, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Portner, Hans-Otto (2014). Coral reefs. Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Part A: global and sectoral aspects. (pp. 97-100) edited by Christopher B. Field, Vicente R. Barros, David Jon Dokken, Katharine J. Mach, Michael D. Mastrandrea, T. Eren Bilir, Monalisa Chatterjee, Kristie L. Ebi, Yuka Otsuki Estrada, Robert C. Genova, Betelhem Girma, Eric S. Kissel, Andrew N. Levy, Sandy MacCracken and Patricia R. Mastrandrea.New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Olsson, Lennart, Chadee, Dave, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Oppenheimer, Michael, Porter, John, Portner, Hans-O., Satterthwaite, David, Smith, Kirk R., Travasso, Maria Isabel and Tschakert, Petra (2014). Heat stress and heat waves. Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Part A: global and sectoral aspects. (pp. 109-111) edited by Christopher B. Field, Vicente R. Barros, David Jon Dokken, Katharine J. Mach, Michael D. Mastrandrea, T. Eren Bilir, Monalisa Chatterjee, Kristie L. Ebi, Yuka Otsuki Estrada, Robert C. Genova, Betelhem Girma, Eric S. Kissel, Andrew N. Levy, Sandy MacCracken and Patricia R. Mastrandrea.New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Poloczanska, Elvira, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Cheung, William, Portner, Hans-Otto and Burrows, Michael T. (2014). Observed global responses of marine biogeography, abundance and phenology to climate change. Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Part A: global and sectoral aspects. (pp. 123-127) edited by Christopher B. Field, Vicente R. Barros, David Jon Dokken, Katharine J. Mach, Michael D. Mastrandrea, T. Eren Bilir, Monalisa Chatterjee, Kristie L. Ebi, Yuka Otsuki Estrada, Robert C. Genova, Betelhem Girma, Eric S. Kissel, Andrew N. Levy, Sandy MacCracken and Patricia R. Mastrandrea.New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Gatusso, Jean-Pierre, Brewer, Peter G., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Kleypas, Joan A., Portner, Hans-Otto and Schmidt, Daniela N. (2014). Ocean acidification. Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Part A: global and sectoral aspects. (pp. 129-131) edited by Christopher B. Field, Vicente R. Barros, David Jon Dokken, Katharine J. Mach, Michael D. Mastrandrea, T. Eren Bilir, Monalisa Chatterjee, Kristie L. Ebi, Yuka Otsuki Estrada, Robert C. Genova, Betelhem Girma, Eric S. Kissel, Andrew N. Levy, Sandy MacCracken and Patricia R. Mastrandrea.New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Portner,Hans-O., Karl, David M., Boyd, Philip W., Cheung, William W. L., Lluch-Cota, Salvador E. L., Nojiri, Yukihiro, Schmidt, Daniela N., Zavialov, Peter O., Alheit, Jürgen, Aristegui, Javier, Armstrong, Claire, Beaugrand, Gregory, Belkovich, Vsevolod, Bowler, Chris, Brewer, Peter, Church, Matthew, Cooley, Sarah R., del Monte-Luna, Pablo, Edwards, Martin, Flint, Mikhail, Follows, Michael J., Frölicher, Thomas, Fulton, Elizabeth A., Gattuso, Jean-Pierre, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Hofmann, Eileen E., Knoll, Andrew H., Levin, Lisa A., Menzel, Lena, Moloney, Coleen L. and Perry, R. Ian (2014). Ocean systems. Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Part A: global and sectoral aspects. (pp. 411-484) edited by Christopher B. Field, Vicente R. Barros, David Jon Dokken, Katharine J. Mach, Michael D. Mastrandrea, T. Eren Bilir, Monalisa Chatterjee, Kristie L. Ebi, Yuka Otsuki Estrada, Robert C. Genova, Betelhem Girma, Eric S. Kissel, Andrew N. Levy, Sandy MacCracken and Patricia R. Mastrandrea.New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Field, Christopher B., Barros, Vicente R., Mach, Katharine J., Mastrandrea, Michael D., van Aalst, Maarten K., Adger, Neil W., Arent, Douglas J., Barnett, Jonathon, Betts, Richard A., Bilir, T. Eren, Birkmann, Joern, Carmin, JoAnn, Chadee, Dave D., Challinor, Andrew J., Chatterjee, Monalisa, Cramer, Wolfgang, Davidson, Debra .J, Estrada, Yuka Otsuki, Gattuso, Jean-Pierre, Hijioka, Yasuaki, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Huang, He-Qing, Insarov, Gregory E., Jones, Roger N., Kovats, R. Sari, Larsen, Joan Nymand, Losada, Iñigo J., Marengo, José A., McLean, Roger F., Mearns, Linda O. and Mechler, Reinhard (2014). Technical summary. Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Part A: global and sectoral aspects. (pp. 35-94) edited by Christopher B. Field, Vicente R. Barros, David Jon Dokken, Katharine J. Mach, Michael D. Mastrandrea, T. Eren Bilir, Monalisa Chatterjee, Kristie L. Ebi, Yuka Otsuki Estrada, Robert C. Genova, Betelhem Girma, Eric S. Kissel, Andrew N. Levy, Sandy MacCracken and Patricia R. Mastrandrea.New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Cai, Rongshuo, Poloczanska, Elvira S., Brewer, Peter G., Sundby, Svein, Hilmi, Karim, Fabry, Victoria J. and Jung, Sukgeun (2014). The ocean. Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part B: Regional Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (pp. 1655-1731) edited by .Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Lluch-Cota, Salvador E., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Karl, David, Portner, Hans O., Sundby, Svein and Gatusso, Jean-Pierre (2014). Uncertain trends in major upwelling ecosystems. Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Part A: global and sectoral aspects. (pp. 148-151) edited by Christopher B. Field, Vicente R. Barros, David Jon Dokken, Katharine J. Mach, Michael D. Mastrandrea, T. Eren Bilir, Monalisa Chatterjee, Kristie L. Ebi, Yuka Otsuki Estrada, Robert C. Genova, Betelhem Girma, Eric S. Kissel, Andrew N. Levy, Sandy MacCracken and Patricia R. Mastrandrea.New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2013). Coral reefs. Living in a warmer world. (pp. 27-36) edited by Jim Salinger.Auckand, New Zealand: David Bateman.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2012). Coral reefs, climate change, and mass extinction. Saving a million species: extinction risk from climate change. (pp. 261-283) edited by Lee Hannah.Washington, DC, United States: Island Press. doi:10.5822/978-1-61091-182-5_15

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2012). Implications of climate change for Asian-Pacific coastal and oceanic environments. Climate change and the oceans: gauging the legal and policy currents in the Asia Pacific and beyond. (pp. 21-50) edited by Robin Warner and Clive Schofield.Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9781848448186.00010

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011). The impact of climate change on coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs: an ecosystem in transition. (pp. 391-403) edited by Zvy Dubins and Noga Stambler.Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0114-4_22

  • Hutchings, P.A., Kingsford, M.J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2008). An Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management. (pp. 1-4) edited by Hutchings, P.A., Kingsford, M.J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O..Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Hutchings, P.A., Kingsford, M.J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2008). Calcification, Erosion and the Establishment of the Framework of Coral Reefs. The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management. (pp. 74-84) edited by Hutchings, P.A., Kingsford, M.J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O..Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Kleypas, J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2008). Coral reefs and climate change: Susceptibility and consequences. Status of Caribbean coral reefs after bleaching and hurricanes in 2005. (pp. 19-28) edited by Clive Wilkinson and David Souter.Townsville, Qld, Australia: Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and Reef and Rainforest Research Centre.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2008). Epilogue. The Great Barrier Reef: biology, environment and management. (pp. 369-370) edited by Hutchings, P.A., Kingsford, M.J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O..Collingwood, Vic, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophia Gwendoline (2008). Primary Production, Nutrient Recycling and Energy Flow through Coral Reef Ecosystems. The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management. (pp. 59-73) edited by Patricia Hutchins, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Michael John Kingsford.Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2008). The Future of Coral Reefs in a Rapidly Changing World. The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management. (pp. 95-107) edited by Hutchings, P.A., Kingsford, M.J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O..Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2008). Tropical marine ecosystems. Ten commitments: reshaping the lucky country's environment. (pp. 51-58) edited by David Lindenmayer, Stephen Dovers, Molly Harriss Olson and Steve Morton.Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Fabricius, K. E., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Johnson, J., McCook, L. and Lough, J. (2007). Vulnerability of coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef to climate change. Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment. (pp. 515-554) edited by Johnson, J. E. and Marshall, P. A..Townsville, Queensland: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and The Australian Greenhouse Office.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Anthony, K., Berkelmans, R., Dove, S., Fabricus, K., Lough, J., Marshall, P., van Oppen, M. J. H., Negri, A. and Willis, B. (2007). Vulnerability of reef-building corals on the Great Barrier Reef to climate change. Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment. (pp. 271-308) edited by Johnson, J. E. and Marshall, P. A..Townsville, Queensland: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and The Australian Greenhouse Office.

  • Dove, G. and Hoegh-Guldberg, I O (2006). The Cell Physiology of Coral Bleaching. Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Science and Management. (pp. 55-71) edited by Jonathan T. Phinney, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Joanie Kleypas and William Skirving and Al Strong.Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, I.O. (2001). Sizing the impact: Coral reef ecosystems as early casualties of climate change. 'Fingerprints' of Climate Change: Adapted Behaviour & Shifting Species Ranges. (pp. 203-228) edited by G. Walther, C. Burga and P. Edwards.London, UK: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers.

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