Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Director GCI / ARC Laureate Fellow

Global Change Institute
oveh@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 33112

Overview

Biography

Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (BScHons., Sydney; PhD., UCLA) is the inaugural Director of the Global Change Institute and Professor of Marine Science, at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg is deeply-motivated by a desire to communicate science effectively, undertake game-changing research and to find high-impact solutions to address several of the most pressing and serious challenges facing humanity worldwide, such as climate change, food security, clean energy and population growth.

In this respect Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg has actively collaborated with organisations such as the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the Royal Society of London and The World Bank well as advising government and business on the science and urgency associated with climate change.

Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg has worked extensively with the media, believing that scientists need to extend the impact of their science using the full set of communication options. He has published works that include over 200 refereed publications and book chapters and is one of the most cited authors within the peer-reviewed literature on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems.

His interests in climate change has led to significant roles within the IPCC (coordinating lead author Chapter 30, “Open Oceans”) and other international organisations in his role as Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and as Coordinator for the Australasian Centre for Excellence and Chair of the Bleaching Working Group within the World Bank-Global Environment Facility Coral Reef Targeted Research Program.

As Director of the GCI Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg has a key role in engaging with the UQ community and external stakeholders to create opportunities and build strong external links and networks for the institute. He heads a large research laboratory (over 30 researchers &students) that focuses on how global warming and ocean acidification are affecting and will affect coral reefs.

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg heads Program 4 and is Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. His research program receives considerable support from this important centre within Australian science.

Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg has held academic positions at UCLA, Stanford University,The University of Sydney and The University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Climate Group; the Royal Society (London) Marine Advisory Network; and the Board of Editing Reviewers at Science Magazine. In 1999 he was awarded the Eureka Prize for his scientific research. He is the Queensland Smart State Premier's Fellow (2008-2013). In 2012 he was awarded a Thomson Reuters Citation Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research and was awarded an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship. He is also the Chief Scientist for the Catlin Seaview Survey of the Great Barrier Reef.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), The University of Sydney
  • PhD, U.C.L.A

Publications

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Grants

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

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

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2012). Coral reefs, climate change, and mass extinction. In Lee Hannah (Ed.), Saving a million species: extinction risk from climate change (pp. 261-283) 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. In Robin Warner and Clive Schofield (Ed.), Climate change and the oceans: gauging the legal and policy currents in the Asia Pacific and beyond (pp. 21-50) Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9781848448186.00010

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011). The impact of climate change on coral reef ecosystems. In Zvy Dubins and Noga Stambler (Ed.), Coral reefs: an ecosystem in transition (pp. 391-403) 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. In Hutchings, P.A., Kingsford, M.J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (Ed.), The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management (pp. 1-4) 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. In Hutchings, P.A., Kingsford, M.J. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (Ed.), The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management (pp. 74-84) Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

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

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

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

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

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2008). Tropical marine ecosystems. In David Lindenmayer, Stephen Dovers, Molly Harriss Olson and Steve Morton (Ed.), Ten commitments: reshaping the lucky country's environment (pp. 51-58) 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. In Johnson, J. E. and Marshall, P. A. (Ed.), Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment (pp. 515-554) 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. In Johnson, J. E. and Marshall, P. A. (Ed.), Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment (pp. 271-308) 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. In Jonathan T. Phinney, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Joanie Kleypas and William Skirving and Al Strong (Ed.), Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Science and Management (pp. 55-71) Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union.

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Gonzalez Rivero, Manuel and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ian Ove (2013): Global Reef Record. The University of Queensland. Dataset.

  • Jones, E. L., Karan, M., Brugliera, F., Mason, J., Dove, S. G., Hoegh-Guldberg, I.O. and Prescott, M. (2002). Cell Visualising characteristic modifying sequences. PCT/GB02/00928 & WO 02/070703 A2.

  • Dove, S. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O . (2000). Pigment Protein From Coral Tissue. WO/2000/046233.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision