New Zealand AR5 contributors
In December 2009, members of the New Zealand climate research community gathered at a workshop in Wellington to discuss areas in which New Zealand research could contribute significantly to the AR5. The discussions and output of that workshop can be viewed here.
In early 2010 nominations were sought by the IPCC Secretariat for the various roles in each Working Group. New Zealand's focal point to the IPCC collated the nominations from New Zealand scientists which were then put to the IPCC Bureau for consideration.
Out of 3,000 nominations worldwide, 851 scientists will contribute to the AR5 in an official role, 11 of which are from New Zealand.
The following New Zealand individuals were selected by the IPCC Bureau for their expertise in their respective field of research and relevant publication record as well as ability to add balance to author teams.
Click on the contributors name for their biography.
When the AR5 is released between late 2013 (WGI) and early 2014 (WGIII) you can expect to see and hear these individuals in the media explaining the findings of the various working group reports.
It is anticipated that an even larger number of individuals will be invited to act as contributing authors to various chapters in the future.
New Zealand contributors to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)
|Name||Affiliation||Working Group||Role||Chapter||Chapter Title|
|Dr Phil Boyd||NIWA||WGII||LA||Chapter 6||Ocean Systems|
|Dr Harry Clark||NZAGRC, AgResearch||WGIII||LA||Chapter 11||Agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU)|
|Prof Blair Fitzharris||University of Otago||WGII||RE||Chapter 25||Australasia|
|Prof Tim Naish||Victoria University of Wellington||WGI||LA||Chapter 5||Information from paleoclimate archives|
|Dr Paul Newtown||AgResearch||WGII||LA||Chapter 25||Australasia|
|Dr James Renwick||Victoria University of Wellington||WGI||LA||Chapter 14||Climate phemonena and their relevance for future regional climate change|
|Dr Andy Reisinger||NZAGRC, AgResearch||WGII||CLA||Chapter 25||Australasia|
|Prof Ralph Sims||Massey University||WGIII||CLA||Chapter 8||Transport|
|Dr Andrew Tait||NIWA||WGII||LA||Chapter 25||Australasia|
|Prof Alistair Woodward||Auckland University||WGII||CLA||Chapter 11||Human Health|
|Dr David Wratt||NIWA||WGI||RE & IPCC WGI Bureau member||Chapter 14||Climate phemonena and their relevance for future regional climate change|