Steven L. Chown is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Monash University, Australia, where he co-leads the Sustainable Development Working Group. A key part of his research concerns the biological impacts of the major global change drivers, with a substantial focus on the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. He has published widely, including some 400 scientific papers and several scientific and popular books. Steven is President of SCAR, Australian Delegate to SCAR, and Chair of the National Committee for Antarctic Research of the Australian Academy of Science. He has received a number of awards for his work including the Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica and the SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research.