Jan Oosthoek is an environmental historian based in Brisbane. For many years he has taught and researched at the Universities of Newcastle (UK) and Edinburgh. The research interests of Jan Oosthoek cover a wide range of topics within the field of Environmental history, including landscape history, the historical geography of forestry and land use and environmental globalization. In addition he is interested in the impact of environmental change on past human societies and how people responded to these changes. He has also served as vice president of the European Society for Environmental History (2005-2007) and is author of the leading environmental history website Environmental History Resources. Jan Oosthoek also produces a podcast entitled Exploring Environmental History.