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Patrick D. Nunn

University of south pacific


Patrick’s research interests include geoarchaeology, geohazards and climate change - he is one of the named International Panel on Climate Change scientists who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.  He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications including several books including Oceanic Islands (Blackwell, 1994), Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin (Wiley, 1999), Climate, Environment and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium (Elsevier, 2007), and the popular Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific (University of Hawai’i Press, 2009).  In March 2003, he was awarded the Gregory Medal of the Pacific Science Association for “outstanding service to science in the Pacific”.

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geoarchaeology, geohazards and climate change

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