Strategic Research Professor for Global Food Sustainability, University of Tasmania, Australia

Holger Meinke is Strategic Research Professor for Global Food Sustainability at the University of Tasmania, Australia. As an internationally renowned leader in climate, agriculture and food systems research, he provides intellectual leadership for the University. He has published over 110 refereed papers in disciplinary and transdisciplinary journals. He supervises five PhD candidates. Professor Meinke is passionate about education that fosters critical thinking and high-quality research that has impact. He is a member of five editorial boards.

He was Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture for nine years (2011-2019). Before joining the University of Tasmania, Holger held the Chair of Crop and Weed Ecology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2007–2011). Prior to that he was a cropping systems scientist with the Queensland Government and APSRU (1988–2007), where he co-developed the agricultural systems simulation platform, APSIM. In 2014 he became a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). 

He has a BSc from Hohenheim University (1983), an MSC from the Technical University Berlin (1986) and PhD from Wageningen University (1996).