A/Prof Michael Howes

Michael Howes


Program Director - Master of Climate Change Adaptation


School of Environment and Science - Environment and Marine

Areas of research & interest:

  • Agriculture & food
  • Built environment
  • Climate change
  • Communities & society
  • Education
  • Land use & planning
  • Policy & regulation
  • Sustainability


  • Agriculture & environment
  • Communities in transition
  • Industry & business solutions
  • Nature based solutions
  • Policy & regulation
  • Land Use & Regional Planning

Research Institution:


Associate Professor Michael Howes is the director of the climate change adaptation programs run by the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University. He is also an adaptation science researcher with the Cities Research Institute. Michael’s work explores how governments can make society more sustainable and resilient, with specific projects on climate change, sustainable development, water management, environment protection, public environmental reporting, and ecological modernisation. Before becoming an academic Michael worked as an industrial chemist and technical manager in the manufacturing sector. He also chaired a Technical Advisory Panel for the Australian Government’s National Pollutant Inventory.