Prof Bax is applying his expertise in marine resource management to help understand, manage and conserve our oceans’ biodiversity.
Prof Bax leads the Marine Biodiversity Hub for the University of Tasmania, and is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in the Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship of CSIRO.
Prof Bax has 30 years’ experience in developing options to improve marine resource management. He is experienced in the development, supervision, and presentation of marine research projects in Australia, the United States and Europe, and providing modelling expertise to support management decision making.
Prof Bax has led teams of marine biologists, geologists, geneticists and oceanographers:
Developed and applied computer models to determine:
Worked in the private and public sectors on:
Prof Bax earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He completed his PhD through the Fisheries Research Institute at the University of Washington in the USA in 1983.
Membership of key national committees
Member Global Oceans Biodiversity Initiative (current)
Member National Marine Biodiversity Working Group (current)
Member National Marine Protected Areas Working Group (current)
Member IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (current)
Member Marine Biodiversity Decline Working Group (2007-2008)
Member National Introduced Marine Pest Coordination Group (2000-2006)
Member Consultative Committee on Introduced Marine Pests (2000-2006)
Chairperson Deep Sea Stock Assessment Group (1993-2006) Member Australian Biosecurity Group (2004-2005)
Board member Global Invasive Species Program (2003-2004)
Professor Bax has published over 100 research papers, reports, book chapters and invited conference papers on topics such as: