Prof. Patrick Nunn


Prof. Patrick Nunn is a Professor of Geography & Co-Director of the Sustainability Research Centre. He has worked extensively on Indigenous insights into Holocene volcanism in Australia and the Pacific Islands, as well as on Indigenous memories of island collapse (mega-landsliding) and associated extreme wave impacts. He has also done a lot of work on Indigenous recollections of postglacial sea-level rise in Australia and elsewhere. Firmly believing in the importance of community awareness, Patrick has ensured that the results of his research have been returned to the people of the land in ways that they can understand its nature and importance, something helped in the case of Fiji by his fluency in the Fijian language and his familiarity with cultural protocols.

About the GSA

The Geological Society of Australia was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia.

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