Donna Green

Areas of Expertise

Climate change impacts on human health, air pollution, domestic energy policy and environmental justice.

 

Qualifications

PhD, University of California, Berkeley 2004.

Associate Professor Donna Green was a founding member of the Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW. She is an Associate Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes; and the NHMRC Centre for energy, air pollution and health Research, UNSW. As part of the UNSW Strategy 2025, she was a member of the VC’s Grand Challenge of Climate Change steering committee. She leads a national researcher network, the Climate Health Partnership http://climatehealth.info 

Research Activities

As an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, she conducts research on climate impacts, energy policy, public health and air pollution. Donna was a contributing author in the UN World Energy Assessment and for the IPCC’s Fourth and Fifth Assessment Report WGII.

More info available at https://www.donnagreen.org

Teaching

Peak Carbon: Energy and Climate Policy GEOS2241 (T3)

Organisational units

Publications

Journal articles
add
Gurieff N; Keogh DF; Baldry M; Timchenko V; Green D; Koskinen I; Menictas C, 2020, 'Mass Transport Optimization for Redox Flow Battery Design', Applied Sciences, vol. 10, pp. 2801 - 2801, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app10082801
2020
Green D, 2020, 'The synergistic impacts of urban air pollution compounding our climate emergency', in Urban Climate Science for Planning Healthy Cities
2020
Green D, 2019, 'Environment', in Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition, Macquarie
2019
Parry M; Green D; Zhang Y; Hayen A, 2019, 'Does Particulate Matter Modify the Short-Term Association between Heat Waves and Hospital Admissions for Cardiovascular Diseases in Greater Sydney, Australia?', IJERPH
2019
Beggs PJ; Zhang Y; Bambrick H; Berry HL; Linnenluecke MK; Trueck S; Bi P; Boylan SM; Green D; Guo Y; Hanigan IC; Johnston FH; Madden DL; Malik A; Morgan GG; Perkins-Kirkpatrick S; Rychetnik L; Stevenson M; Watts N; Capon AG, 2019, 'The 2019 report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: a turbulent year with mixed progress', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 211, pp. 490 - 491.e21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50405
2019
Cooper N; Green D; sullivan S, 2018, 'Environmental justice analyses may hide inequalities in indigenous people’s exposure to lead in Mount Isa, Queensland', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aad295
2018
Zhang Y; Beggs P; Green D, 2018, 'The MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australian policy inaction threatens lives.', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 209, pp. 474.e1 - 474.e21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja18.00789
2018
Ma S; Pitman A; Yang J; Carouge C; Evans JP; Hart M; Green D, 2018, 'Evaluating the effectiveness of mitigation options on heat stress for Sydney, Australia', Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, vol. 57, pp. 209 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0061.1
2018
Green D; Dean A, 2018, 'Climate change, air pollution and human health in Sydney, Australia: A review of the literature', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aac02a
2018
Cooper N; Green D; Meissner K, 2017, 'The Australian National Pollutant Inventory Fails to Fulfil Its Legislated Goals', Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14050478
2017
Gross MH; Alexander LV; Macadam I; Green D; Evans JP, 2017, 'The representation of health-relevant heatwave characteristics in a Regional Climate Model ensemble for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Australia', International Journal of Climatology, vol. 37, pp. 1195 - 1210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4769
2017
Green D; Sullivan M; Cooper N; Dean A; Marquez C, 2017, 'A Pilot Study of Children’s Blood Lead Levels in Mount Isa, Queensland', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14121567
2017
Green D; Pitman A; Barnett A; Kaldor J; Doherty P; Stanley F, 2017, 'Advancing Australia's role in climate change and health research', Nature Climate Change, vol. 7, pp. 103 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3182
2017
Herold N; Alexander L; Green D; Donat M, 2017, 'Greater increases in temperature extremes in low versus high income countries', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa5c43
2017
Green D; Sullivan M; Nolan K, 2017, 'Environmental Injustice in Resource - Rich Aboriginal Australia', in The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice, Routledge
2017
Green D; McCrindle J; Sullivan M, 2017, 'The Association between Environmental Lead Exposure and High School Educational Outcomes in Four Communities in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111395
2017
Green D; Sullivan M, 2016, 'Misled about lead? An assessment of online public health education material from Australia's lead mining and smelting towns', Environmental Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12940-015-0085-9
2016
Green D; Dean A; Nunn P, 2016, 'Compound injustice: the impacts of climate finance on Kiribati.', in Island Geographies : Essays and Conversations, Taylor & Francis Ltd
2016
Warren B; Christoff P; Green D, 2016, 'Australia's sustainable energy transition: The disjointed politics of decarbonisation', Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, vol. 21, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2016.01.001
2016
Green D; Martin D, 2016, 'Maintaining the healthy country–healthy people nexus through sociocultural and environmental transformations: challenges for the Wik Aboriginal people of Aurukun, Australia', Australian Geographer, vol. 48, pp. 285 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2016.1220898
2016
Tong S; Berry HL; Ebi K; Bambrick H; Hu W; Green D; Hanna E; Wang Z; Butler CD, 2016, 'Climate change, food, water and population health in China', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, pp. 759 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.15.167031
2016
Green D, 2016, 'The spatial distribution of extreme climate events, another climate inequity for the world’s most vulnerable people', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/091002
2016
Green D, 2016, 'Is it too late to do something about climate change in the Torres Strait?', in Crate S; Nuttall M (ed.), Anthropology and Climate Change, Left Coast Press, US
2016
Green D; Tong S; Berry H; Ebi K; Bambrick H; Hanna E; Zhang W; Butler C; Fitzgerald G, 2016, 'China, Climate Change, Food, Water and Population Health', Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2016
Dean A; Green D; Nunn PD, 2016, 'Too much sail for a small craft?: Donor requirements, scale, and capacity discourses in Kiribati', in Island Geographies: Essays and conversations, pp. 54 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315686202
2016
Pickles BJ; Gorzelak MA; Green DS; Egger KN; Massicotte HB, 2015, 'Host and habitat filtering in seedling root-associated fungal communities: taxonomic and functional diversity are altered in ‘novel’ soils', Mycorrhiza, vol. 25, pp. 517 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00572-015-0630-y
2015
Kennedy NM; Robertson SJ; Green DS; Scholefield SR; Arocena JM; Tackaberry LE; Massicotte HB; Egger KN, 2015, 'Site properties have a stronger influence than fire severity on ectomycorrhizal fungi and associated N-cycling bacteria in regenerating post-beetle-killed lodgepole pine forests', Folia Microbiologica, vol. 60, pp. 399 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12223-014-0374-7
2015
Green D; Green D; Dobbie B, 2015, 'Australians are not equally protected from industrial air pollution', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/10/5/055001
2015
Green D; Bambrick H; Tait P; Goldie J; Schultz R; Webb L; Alexander L; Pitman A, 2015, 'Differential Effects of Temperature Extremes on Hospital Admission Rates for Respiratory Disease between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory', Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, vol. 12, pp. 15352 - 15365, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph121214988
2015
Goldie J; Sherwood S; Green D; Alexander L, 2015, 'Temperature and Humidity Effects on Hospital Morbidity in Darwin, Australia', Annals of Global Health, vol. 81, pp. 333 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2015.07.003
2015
Green D; Webb L, 2015, 'Climate Change, Health and Well-being in Indigenous Australia', in Butler C (ed.), Healthy People, Places and Planet, Canberra, pp. 365 - 378, http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/health-of-people-places-and-planet/
2015
Green D; King U; Morrison JL, 2009, 'Climate impacts on the health of remote northern Australian Indigenous communities', medical journal of australia, vol. 190
2009
Green DS, 2007, 'Controls of growth phenology vary in seedlings of three, co-occurring ecologically distinct northern conifers', Tree Physiology, vol. 27, pp. 1197 - 1205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/treephys/27.8.1197
2007
Green DS, 2005, 'Adaptive strategies in seedlings of three co-occurring, ecologically distinct northern coniferous tree species across an elevational gradient', Canadian Journal of Forest Research, vol. 35, pp. 910 - 917, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/x05-015
2005
Green DS; Hawkins CDB, 2005, 'Competitive interactions in sub-boreal birch-spruce forests differ on opposing slope aspects', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 214, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2005.03.051
2005
Green D, 2004, 'Thailand's solar white elephants: An analysis of 15yr of solar battery charging programmes in northern Thailand', Energy Policy, vol. 32, pp. 747 - 760, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(02)00338-5
2004
Green DS, 2004, 'Describing condition-specific determinants of competition in boreal and sub-boreal mixedwood stands', Forestry Chronicle, vol. 80, pp. 736 - 742, http://dx.doi.org/10.5558/tfc80736-6
2004
Green DS; Kruger EL; Stanosz GR, 2003, 'Effects of polyethylene mulch in a short-rotation, poplar plantation vary with weed-control strategies, site quality and clone', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 173, pp. 251 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-1127(02)00003-8
2003
Green DS; Erickson JE; Kruger EL, 2003, 'Foliar morphology and canopy nitrogen as predictors of light-use efficiency in terrestrial vegetation', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol. 115, pp. 163 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-1923(02)00210-1
2003
Greacen C; Green D, 2001, 'The role of bypass diodes in the failure of solar battery charging stations in Thailand', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 70, pp. 141 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-0248(01)00017-4
2001
Green DS; Kruger EL, 2001, 'Light-mediated constraints on leaf function correlate with leaf structure among deciduous and evergreen tree species', Tree Physiology, vol. 21, pp. 1341 - 1346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/treephys/21.18.1341
2001
Green DS; Kruger EL; Stanosz GR; Isebrands JG, 2001, 'Light-use efficiency of native and hybrid poplar genotypes at high levels of intracanopy competition', Canadian Journal of Forest Research, vol. 31, pp. 1030 - 1037, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/x01-041
2001
Gurieff N; Keogh DF; Bladry M; Timchenko V; Green D; Koskinen I; Menictas C, 'Mass Transport Optimization for Redox Flow Battery Design', , http://dx.doi.org/10.20944/preprints202003.0379.v1