Dr Andrew Ash

Director, Climate Adaptation Flagship

Dr Andrew Ash is the director of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship, which aims to equip Australia with practical and effective options to prepare for the impacts of climate change and variability.

Andrew works closely with government agencies, businesses and communities, raising awareness of the need to adapt to unavoidable climate change. He oversees a $40 million nationwide portfolio of research projects, partnerships and collaborations.

Andrew has a keen interest in better integrating our understanding of climate science with decision-making and developing ways to mainstream climate adaptation into policy processes. Throughout his career, a feature of Andrew’s research has been a systems approach that strives to examine both biophysical and management aspects of environmental sustainability. Much of his past work has been in the link between climate, ecosystems and management and in particular investigating how climate, grazing and fire influence the productivity, health and management of rangelands in northern Australia.