Professor Mike Sandiford

Mike Sandiford received his undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Melbourne. He taught at the University of Adelaide for 12 years before taking up an ARC senior research fellowship at the University of Melbourne in 2000, where his research focuses on the earth dynamics with a particular interest in the evolution of continents. His research is motivated by the desire to understand, on one level, how and why our planet has come to be the way it is, and on a more emotional level, what it is that makes it such a spectacularly precious place to be – an endless source of wonder!

contact details:

School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
ph 03 8344 7221 (dept 03 8344 7xxx)

email : mikes@unimelb.edu au

Professor Jim Bowler

Jim Bowler's early geological work in Victoria's Tertiary stratigraphy at the University of Melbourne (MSc) led him up the time-scale to focus more on Australia's unique landscape evolution. His Australian National University (PhD) studies of arid and semi-arid Ice Age environments, especially in the Murray Basin, led to discoveries in the Willandra Lakes region, setting the scene for its declaration as one of Australia's early World Heritage areas. His journey tracing environmental change and human occupation, involving close collaboration with archaeologists, has been documented in his recently released CD, Lake Mungo: Window to Australia's Past. After a stint as Director, Natural Sciences, in the Museum of Victoria, Jim retired to his Almer Mater, the University of Melbourne, in a position as Professorial Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences.

 

contact details:

School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
ph 03 8344 6740 (dept 03 8344 7xxx)

email : j.bowler@earthsci.unimelb.edu au