Julian Cribb is an author, journalist, editor and science communicator and principal of Julian Cribb & Associates who provide specialist consultancy in the communication of science, agriculture, mining, energy and the environment. His career includes appointments as newspaper editor, scientific correspondent for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for Australia's science agency CSIRO,and president of national professional bodies for agricultural journalism and science communication. His published work includes over 8000 media articles and seven books. He has received more than thirty awards for journalism.
His books include: The Forgotten Country (AFP 1986), Australian Agriculture (Morescope 1990), The White Death (Angus & Roberston 1996), Sharing Knowledge (CSIRO Publishing 2002), Dry Times (CSIRO Publishing 2009), Open Science (CSIRO Publishing 2010), The Coming Famine (UCP 2010) and Poisoned Planet (Allen&Unwin 2014).