Jon is Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at Melbourne University. He is a political geographer who researches the impacts of and responses to environmental change on social systems in Australia, East Asia and the South Pacific. Jon is host convenor of the national research network for the social, economic and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation (funded by NCCARF). He is a Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group II, Ch 12). He serves on the editorial boards of Global Environmental Change, and Global Environmental Politics.