Professor Sean Ulm is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Director of the Tropical Archaeology Research Laboratory at James Cook University, Deputy Director of the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, an Honorary Associate of the Queensland Museum and a Fellow of the Cairns Institute. Sean’s research focuses on persistent problems in the archaeology of northern Australia and the western Pacific where understanding the relationships between environmental change and cultural change using advanced studies of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental sequences are central to constructions of the human past. His priority has been to develop new tools to investigate and articulate co-variability and co-development of human and natural systems. His work has been funded by the Australian Research Council, Australian Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Australian Learning and Teaching Council and French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. His publications include more than 80 articles on the archaeology of Australia and 5 books. Sean has conducted research in Australia, Honduras, Chile, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. He has served as the Editor-In-Chief of Australian Archaeology (2006-2011), the leading journal for the publication of original archaeological research in Australia and nearby regions, and is a former President of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. (2002-2003). He is currently a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts, the Editor of Queensland Archaeological Research, sits on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, Journal of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists and Queensland Historical Atlas.