Hans Lambers is Professor of Plant Biology at The University of Western Australia. From 2002–2012 he was Head of the School of Plant Biology at The University of Western Australia. In 2006, he started the Kwongan Foundation for the Conservation of Australian Native Biodiversity.
Lambers completed his PhD at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, before taking up postdoc positions at The University of Western Australia, Melbourne University, and the Australian National University. He has published more than 300 scientific journal articles and book chapters, and is the lead author of an authoritative textbook, Plant Physiological Ecology (1998, 2008; translated in Chinese and Persian). He has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Plant and Soil since 1992. He served as Secretary General of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology (1992–1996) and as President of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists (2001–2003). He holds an Honorary Professorship at China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. He has been elected Fellow of the Dutch Academy of Sciences (1997), Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003), and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (2012).