Jan-Olaf Meynecke , Griffith University, Australia


Olaf graduated in Environmental Sciences at the University of Lueneburg, Germany. After his graduation, he worked on atmospheric models at the Institute of Coastal Research in Geestacht, Germany and later co-ordinated scientific panel meetings for the European Food Safety Authority. Olaf then started his PhD at Griffith University on the relationship between fish harvest and environmental drivers. During his research he developed advanced short and long term tagging methods for fish. After completion of his PhD he became a Research Fellow with the Australian Rivers Institute and later the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management. He is now managing an international research project on the impacts of climate change on whales. Olaf is CEO and co-founder of Humpbacks & High-Rises Inc a not for profit research organisation dedicated to urban marine mammal research and protection. His passion for science communication is well documented throughout local and international media.

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