Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith

Jeremy Russell-Smith has 40 years of experience researching savanna fire ecology, carbon market, ecosystem services, and associated livelihood opportunities for land managers and Indigenous (Aboriginal) communities in northern Australia and neighbouring countries. Over the past 20+ years he has been involved with ongoing development of Australian Government-regulated savanna burning greenhouse gas emissions abatement, and associated carbon sequestration, methods in northern Australia. In recent years he has been involved with the development of similar methodological approaches for application in fire-prone savannas in southern Africa, the Indo-Pacific and the Americas. He gained a PhD in 1986 from the Australian National University, Canberra. He holds the position of Professor of Fire Ecology at Charles Darwin University, Darwin.