About

 

Geoff13medDr. Geoff Davies is a scientist, author and commentator.

He is a retired Senior Fellow (now a Visiting Fellow) in geophysics in the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, http://people.rses.anu.edu.au/davies_g/.

In economics he is the author of Economia, The Nature of the Beast and Sack the Economists.  He has also published two papers with the World Economics Association and several discussions on their blog site.  See more detail  here.

He has long experience in assessing fractious scientific  debates on difficult topics.  His commentaries have appeared in The Drum UnleashedEureka StreetThe Canberra TimesNew MatildaAustralasian Science ,  On Line Opinion and Independent Australia.  He has lectured on New Science and Old Wisdom and Playing With Superfire (the misapplication of technology to biological systems).

He has authored over 100 scientific papers and two scientific books and has a Hirsch index of 40 (40 papers each with at least 40 citations, indicating significant international standing and influence).

In 2005 he was awarded the inaugural Augustus Love medal for geodynamics by the European Geosciences Union.  He was selected in 1992 as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

His most recent scientific book, Mantle Convection for Geologists (Cambridge University Press, 2011), won the 2011 Mary B. Ansari Best Reference Work Award of the GeoScience Information Society.

Science books

Dynamic Earth:  Plates, Plumes and Mantle Convection, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999.

Mantle Convection for Geologists, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011.

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  1. don Owers

    Hi Geoff,

    You may not have seen this article from Jessica Irvine, economic writer for the Fairfax media. She usually writes better than this……..
    Anyway I did send her a reply pointing out some of the rather obvious failings of economics but they are a resilient bred, one that tends to rely on faith rather than facts.

    regards,

    don Owers

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/we-should-keep-australias-borders-open-to-as-many-as-possible-because-its-the-right-thing-to-do-20161104-gsielf.html

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