Research biography

Fondly known as the Green Viking, Professor Tor Hundloe is recognised as Australia's pioneer of environmental economics, having been at the forefront of research, teaching and practical management in this field for almost four decades. He has served as President of the Queensland Conservation Council, Councillor of the Australian Conservation Foundation, a founding member of the Queensland and National Environmental Law Associations, founder and president of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Environment Commissioner for the Industry Commission and Chair of Keep Australia Beautiful. In 2003, he became the first Australian to be awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of his contribution to environmental economics. Professor Hundloe writes regularly for The Courier Mail and occasionally for The Australian, and, in addition to numerous research papers, reports and texts, has published two books in a planned trilogy: From Buddha to Bono and The Planet of Thinking Animal.