Personal profile


Peter Kershaw was appointed Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth, Atmsophere and Environment after working for nearly 40 years at Monash as a Lecturer, Reader and Professor, mainly in The School of Geography and Environmental Science. His research, and that of his research students and post-doctoral fellows, has focused on the reconstruction of past natural and human-modified landscapes, largely through the analysis of fossil pollen, and applications to the understanding of present-day environments and predictions of future environmental change. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research area keywords

  • Palynology
  • Palaeoecology
  • vegetation history
  • Climate history
  • Biomass burning
  • Quaternary
  • Australasia-Southeast Asia
  • Palaeoclimates (Journal)

    Peter Kershaw (Guest editor), A Pittock (Guest editor) & Ian Simmonds (Guest editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility