Albert Van Dijk established and leads the Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics at the Fenner School of Environment and Society.

Professor Van Dijk is an expert on the interaction between climate, water and ecosystems in the landscape, including its role in drought impacts, bushfire risk and the carbon cycle. His team annually reports on the condition of Australia’s Environment. He regularly responds to media requests.

Fields of expertise



New report shows alarming changes in the entire global water cycle

In 2022, a third La Niña year brought much rain to Australia and Southeast Asia and dry conditions…


Australia’s environment rebounds after record heat and fire

Lower temperatures and good rainfall, in part due to La Niña, have helped Australia’s environment strongly recover following…


A new hope for the environment after Black Summer fires

A new report on Australia’s environment has found the country’s landscapes and waterways are making a slow recovery from one of the grimmest periods on record.  The latest Australia’s Environment Report found…

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