Professor Rod Keenan
Professor Rod Keenan has over 30 years’ experience in forest research leadership, education, management and policy in a number of Australian states and with the Federal Government. He has facilitated interactions between researchers, catchment management organisations and local managers in regional think tanks and workshops. He was leader of the Hardwood Plantations Initiative in Queensland, assessment of plantation land suitability in NSW, a review of the impacts of forest plantations on water yield and quality and analysis of the interaction between carbon sequestration and water yield. As Director of the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, he coordinated the development of multi-disciplinary teams that collaborated with state and local governments to support improved decision making capacity on climate change impacts and adaptation options.