Jim Bowler

Professor Jim Bowler

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1988
  • Section(s): Archaeology


James Bowler holds an Honorary position at the University of Melbourne and is one of the most distinguished Australian geologists working in the field of geomorphology and environmental reconstruction. In particular his work has focussed on the evolution of climate, landforms and soils in arid and semi-arid Australia and China. His research has been successful in elucidating the history of the Australian dune fields and the sequence of events that led to the development of the lunettes of the lower Darling and Murray Rivers. In 1981 he was awarded the Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal, and in 1982 and 1986 the Stilwell Medal of the Geological Society of Australia. In 1986 he was elected Vice-President of the International Union for Quaternary Research.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.