The Jury of 100 is composed of 100 world-leading sustainability scientists from a spectrum of academic disciplines. Jury Members are not paid for evaluating nominations and casting their vote. They act completely independently from the Foundation, National Nominating and National Representative Bodies.

Chairman of the Jury

Johan Rockstrom

Johan Rockström

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at Potsdam University.

Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, who led the development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with about 25 years of experience from applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability.

Aside from his research helping to guide policy, Rockström consults several governments and business networks. He also acts as an advisor for sustainable development issues at noteworthy international meetings, such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC). Supplementary, he chairs the advisory board for the EAT Foundation and the Earth League.

As Chairperson of the Jury of 100 Johan established the Jury and will manage its operations in full independence.

Jury of 100

The national and international winners of the Frontiers Planet Prize will be designated by the Jury of 100 whose composition reflects the full spectrum of expertise needed to judge the multidisciplinary nature of the breakthrough science the planet prize is looking for.

As the Jury of 100 is composed of world-leading sustainability scientists, there can be no doubt that the selected science will be amongst the most important science that the world has to offer.

Each member of the Jury of 100 will act completely independently from the Foundation or any of the Nominating and Representative Bodies involved and only interact with the Chair of the Jury.

Prof Katharine Abernethy

Prof Katharine Abernethy
Professor,
University of Stirling
United Kingdom

Prof Priyanga Amarasekare

Prof Priyanga Amarasekare
Professor of Ecology and Evolution
University of California, Los Angeles
United States

Prof Angela Arthington

Prof Angela Arthington
Emeritus Professor,
Adjunct Australian Rivers Institute,
Griffith University, Brisbane
Australia

Prof Xuemei Bai

Prof Xuemei Bai
Distinguished Professor
Australian National University
Australia

 Prof Govindasamy Bala

Prof Govindasamy Bala
Professor
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
India

Dr Elena Bennett

Dr Elena Bennett
Professor
McGill University
Canada

Prof Rachel Bezner Kerr

Prof Rachel Bezner Kerr
Professor,
Cornell University
United States

Prof Frank Biermann

Prof Frank Biermann
Professor of Global Sustainability
Governance,
Utrecht University
Netherlands

Prof Daniel Blumstein

Prof Daniel Blumstein
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology and Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Mrs Antje Boetius

Mrs Antje Boetius
Director,
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Germany

Dr Angel Borja

Dr Angel Borja
Principal Researcher Marine Research
Division, Technology Center Expert in
Marine and Food Innovation (AZTI)
Spain

Prof Mercedes Bustamante

Prof Mercedes Bustamante
Full Professor,
University of Brasília
Brazil

Prof Wouter Buytaert

Prof Wouter Buytaert
Professor in Hydrology and Water
Resources,
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Dr Stephen Carpenter

Dr Stephen Carpenter
Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

Prof Matthew Collins

Prof Matthew Collins
Professor,
University of Exeter
United Kingdom

Prof Robin Craig

Prof Robin Craig
Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law,
University of Southern California
United States

Prof Gretchen Daily

Prof Gretchen Daily
Bing Professor of Environmental Science
Stanford University
United States

Prof Wim de Vries

Prof Wim de Vries
Professor in Environmental Systems
Analysis,
Wageningen Environmental Research,
Wageningen University and Research
Netherlands

Dr Fatima Denton

Dr Fatima Denton
Director,
United Nations University
Japan

Prof Carlos M. Duarte

Prof Carlos M. Duarte
Distinguished Professor Core Labs,
King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia

Mr Jonas Ebbesson

Mr Jonas Ebbesson
Professor,
Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy
Centre, Faculty of Law,
Stockholm University
Sweden

Prof Kristie Ebi

Prof Kristie Ebi
Professor,
Center for Health and the Global
Environment,
University of Washington
United States

Prof Timothy Eglinton

Prof Timothy Eglinton
Professor,
ETH Zürich
Switzerland

Prof Daniel Esty

Prof Daniel Esty
Hillhouse Professor of
Environmental Law and Policy,
Yale University
United States

Prof James Evans

Prof James Evans
Professor,
Manchester Urban Institute,
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Dr Mariele Evers

Dr Mariele Evers
Professor,
University of Bonn
Germany

Dr Richard Florizone

Dr Richard Florizone
President and CEO,
International Institute for Sustainable
Development
Canada

Prof Carl Folke

Prof Carl Folke
Director,
Beijer Institute of Ecological
Economics
Sweden

Prof Hayley Fowler

Prof Hayley Fowler
Professor of Climate Change Impacts,
Newcastle University
United Kingdom

Prof Pierre Friedlingstein

Prof Pierre Friedlingstein
Chair, Mathematical Modelling of
Climate Systems
University of Exeter
United Kingdom

Prof Lindsey Gillson

Prof Lindsey Gillson
Professor,
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Dr Peng Gong

Dr Peng Gong
Professor of Global Sustainability,
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, SAR China

Prof Maja Göpel

Prof Maja Göpel
Professor
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Germany

Dr Heide Hackmann

Dr Heide Hackmann
Director,
Future Africa,
University of Pretoria
South Africa

Dr Frank Hagedorn

Dr Frank Hagedorn
Group leader,
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest,
Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
Switzerland

Prof Andrew Haines

Prof Andrew Haines
Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
United Kingdom

Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted
Global Lead, Nutrition and Public Health
WorldFish
Malaysia

Prof Bronwyn Hayward

Prof Bronwyn Hayward
Professor of political science and international relations
University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Prof Terry Hughes

Prof Terry Hughes
Professor
James Cook University
Australia

Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Director Emeritus,
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research (PIK)
Germany

Prof Kevin Jones

Prof Kevin Jones
Distinguished Professor,
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Prof Sirkku Juhola

Prof Sirkku Juhola
Professor of Urban Environmental Policy,
University of Helsinki
Finland

Prof Daniel Kammen

Prof Daniel Kammen
James and Katherine Lau Distinguished Professor of Sustainability
University of California, Berkeley
United States

Prof Ravi Kanbur

Prof Ravi Kanbur
Professor,
Cornell University
United States

Dr Krithi Karanth

Dr Krithi Karanth
Chief Conservation Scientist,
Centre for Wildlife Studies
India

Prof Sir David King

Prof Sir David King
Founder & Chair,
Centre for Climate Repair
United Kingdom

Dr Nancy Knowlton

Dr Nancy Knowlton
Sant Chair of Marine Science Emerita
Smithsonian
United States

Prof Louis Kotzé

Prof Louis Kotzé
Research Professor,
North-West University
South Africa

Prof Praveen Kumar

Prof Praveen Kumar
Professor,
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
United States

Ms Rachel Kyte

Ms Rachel Kyte
Dean Fletcher School,
Tufts University
United States

Prof Rattan Lal

Prof Rattan Lal
Distinguished University Professor,and Director CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration
The Ohio State University
United States

Dr Miriam L Diamond

Dr Miriam L Diamond
Professor,
University of Toronto
Canada

Prof Eric Lambin

Prof Eric Lambin
Professor,
Catholic University of Louvain
and Stanford University
Belgium

Prof Zhu Liu

Prof Zhu Liu
Associate Professor
Tsinghua University
China

Prof Diana Liverman

Prof Diana Liverman
Professor,
University of Arizona
United States

Dr Sylvia Lorek

Dr Sylvia Lorek
Chair,
Sustainable Europe Research Institute
Germany

Prof Katharine Mach

Prof Katharine Mach
Professor,
University of Miami
United States

Ms Julia Marton-Lefevre

Ms Julia Marton-Lefevre
Chair,
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
France

Prof Mark Maslin

Prof Mark Maslin
Professor of Earth System Science,
University College London
United Kingdom

Dr Pamela Matson

Dr Pamela Matson
Goldman Professor and Senior Fellow,
Emerita Stanford University
United States

Dr Marcia McNutt

Dr Marcia McNutt
President
National Academy of Sciences
United States

Prof Fiorenza Micheli

Prof Fiorenza Micheli
David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science, Chair of the Oceans Department, Co-Director of Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
Stanford University
United States

Prof Pilar Moraga

Prof Pilar Moraga Sariego
Director of Center for Environmental Law
Deputy director of Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2
Faculty of Law - University of Chile
Chile

Dr Christopher Murray

Dr Christopher Murray
Director,
Institute for Health Metrics
and Evaluation (IHME)
United States

Prof Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Prof Nebojsa Nakicenovic
Emeritus Research Scholar,
International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Austria

Prof Carlos Nobre

Prof Carlos Nobre
Earth System Scientist
Institute of Advanced Studies,
University of Sao Paulo
Brazil

Prof Kevin Noone

Prof Kevin Noone
Professor,
Stockholm University
Sweden

Prof Chukwumerije Okereke

Prof Chukwumerije Okereke
Professor
University of Reading
United Kingdom

Dr David Obura

Dr David Obura
Director,
Coastal Oceans Research and
Development in the Indian Ocean
Kenya

Prof Taikan Oki

Prof Taikan Oki
Special Advisor to the President, Professor,
The University of Tokyo
Japan

Dr Åsa Persson

Dr Åsa Persson
Research Director and Deputy Director
Stockholm Environment Institute
Sweden

Dr Covadonga Pevida

Dr Covadonga Pevida
Research Scientist,
Team leader Spanish
National Research Council
Spain

Prof Stefan Rahmstorf

Prof Stefan Rahmstorf
Department Head
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research (PIK)
Germany

Prof Ortwin Renn

Prof Ortwin Renn
Scientific Director,
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Germany

Prof Katherine Richardson

Prof Katherine Richardson
Professor,
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

Dr Cornelia Rumpel

Dr Cornelia Rumpel
Research Director,
UMR7618 Institut d'écologie et des sciences
de l'environnement de Paris
France

Dr Peter Schlosser

Dr Peter Schlosser
Vice President and Vice Provost,
Julie Ann Wrigley Global
Institute of Sustainability,
Arizona State University
United States

Prof Mary Scholes

Prof Mary Scholes
Full Professor and Holder of a Research
Chair in Applied Systems Analysis,
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Prof Karen Seto

Prof Karen Seto
Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography
and Urbanization Science
Yale University
United States

Prof Steven Sherwood

Prof Steven Sherwood
Professor,
University of New South Wales
Australia

Prof Martin Siegert

Prof Martin Siegert
Professor,
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Prof Mika Sillanpää

Prof Mika Sillanpää
Professor,
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Dr Mark Smith

Dr Mark Smith
Director General,
International Water Management Institute
Sri Lanka

Prof José Antonio Sobrino

Prof José Antonio Sobrino
Head of Global Change Unit
University of Valencia
Spain

Prof Thomas Sterner

Prof Thomas Sterner
Professor of Environmental Economics,
University of Gothenburg
Sweden

Prof Thomas Stocker

Prof Thomas Stocker
Professor,
Head of Division
University of Bern
Switzerland

Prof Sangwon Suh

Prof Sangwon Suh
Professor,
University of California, Santa Barbara
United States

Prof Rashid Sumaila

Prof Rashid Sumaila
University Killam Professor,
University of British Columbia
Canada

Prof Mark Sutton

Prof Mark Sutton
Co-chair, UNECE Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN)
Director, International Nitrogen
Management System (INMS)

Prof Axel Timmermann

Prof Axel Timmermann
Director
IBS Center for Climate Physics, Pusan National University
South Korea

Dr Albertus van Jaarsveld

Dr Albertus van Jaarsveld
Director General,
International Institute for Applied
Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Austria

Prof Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

Prof Jean-Pascal van Ypersele
Full Professor
Université Catholique de Louvain
Belgium

Dr Charles Vorosmarty

Dr Charles Vorosmarty
Director,
CUNY Advanced Science
Research Center
United States

Prof Rachel Warren

Prof Rachel Warren
Professor of Global Change and
Environmental Biology
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
United Kingdom

Prof Ricarda Winkelmann

Prof Ricarda Winkelmann
Professor of Climate System Analysis
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Germany