Jan Oosthoek is an environmental historian based in Brisbane. For many years he has lectured and researched at the Universities of Newcastle (UK) and Edinburgh. He has published on a wide range of topics including forest history, the history of industrial water pollution and history of the ozone problem. His latest book entitled Conquering the Highlands. A History of the afforestation of the Scottish Uplands was published by ANU E-Press (2013). At present Jan has shifted his research interests to the environmental history of South East Queensland. 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.