Professor

Steven L. Chown

Monash University
Area
Biological Sciences
Specialty
Evolution and Ecology
Member Since
2020
International Honorary Member
Steven L. Chown has expertise in ecology, evolutionary physiology, conservation biology and policy. His research mainly concerns biodiversity variation through space and time, and the conservation implications of environmental change, including the means to mitigate it. His work also explores fundamental questions in ecology, physiology and evolutionary biology. He co-developed the field of macrophysiology – the investigation of large-scale patterns in and processes underlying physiological variation and its ecological implications. He has worked in Africa, Australia, the UK, and in the broader Antarctic region, where he has over 30 years of field experience. Owing to his interest in the science-policy interface he has for many years represented the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, providing scientific advice on a broad range of environmental and science policy matters.





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