Ian Allison

Ian ALLISON has studied ice and climate, mostly in the Antarctic, for nearly 50 years and is presently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania and a Research Associate of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers in fields including ice shelf - ocean interaction, Antarctic weather and climate, sea ice, and the mass budget of the Antarctic ice sheet. He has been actively involved in international collaboration in polar science through bodies such as the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and the World Climate Research Programme.  Ian was co-Chair of the International Council for Science/World Meteorological Organisation Joint Committee for the International Polar Year 2007–2008, President of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences of IUGG and a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Second, Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports.