Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is an active collaborator with the Center for Ocean Solutions, including acting as spokesman on coral reefs and climate change during the climate treaty negotiations in Copenhagen, coordinating a Forum for Pacific environmental leaders as part of the Center’s Training and Outreach program, and playing an active role in the formation of the Climate Change Initiative and Pacific Ocean crosscutting project. He is Professor of Marine Studies and Director of the Global Change Institute, at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to his role as Director, Ove heads a research laboratory with over 30 researchers and students that are pursuing a greater understanding of how global warming and ocean acidification are affecting and will affect coral reefs now and into the future He was recognised in 1999 with the Eureka Prize in 1999 and the QLD Premier's Fellowship in 2009.
Ove has published works that include over 180 refereed publications and book chapters and is currently the third most cited authors within the peer-reviewed literature on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems. In addition to his research activities, Ove has been Director of the Stanford Australia program for 8 years. This program features five Stanford university courses in Australia over 13 weeks, involving 48 students each year. Ove is also a regular contributor to the media, with his work featuring on the ABC (Catalyst), BBC (with Sir David Attenborough) and NBC (with Tom Brokaw) in his role as Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and as Coordinator for the Australasian Centre for Excellence and Chair of the Bleaching Working Group within the World Bank-Global Environment Facility Coral Reef Targeted Research project.
Hegerl, GC, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Casassa, G., Hoerling, M, Kovats, S, Parmesan, C, Pierce, D, Stott, P, (2010) Good Practice Guidance Paper on Detection and Attribution Related to Anthropogenic Climate Change. IPCC, WMO Switzerland
Hoegh-Guldberg O, Hughes L, McIntyre S, Lindenmayer DB, Parmesan C, Possingham HP, Thomas CD (2008) Where Species Go, Legal Protections Must Follow Response. Science 322:1049-1050
Hoegh-Guldberg O, Hughes L, McIntyre S, Lindenmayer DB, Parmesan C, Possingham HP, Thomas CD (2008) Assisted colonization and rapid climate change. Science 321:345-346
Hoegh-Guldberg O, Mumby PJ, Hooten AJ, Steneck RS, Greenfield P, Gomez E, Harvell CD, Sale PF, Edwards AJ, Caldeira K, Knowlton N, Eakin CM, Iglesias-Prieto R, Muthiga N, Bradbury RH, Dubi A, Hatziolos ME (2007) Coral reefs under rapid climate change and ocean acidification. Science 318:1737-1742
Anthony KRN, Connolly SR, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2007) Bleaching, energetics, and coral mortality risk: Effects of temperature, light, and sediment regime. Limnology and Oceanography 52:716-726