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


Holger Meinke is Adjunct 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 at local, national, and global level. He has published over 130 refereed papers in disciplinary and transdisciplinary journals. He supervises three 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 (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 is a member of the National Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, a subcommittee of the Australian Academy of Science that advises the Australian Government.

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