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Project leader and Theme leader

GPO Box 1538 Hobart, TAS, 7001

Email 
piers.dunstan@csiro.au
Phone 
+61 3 62325382
Fax 
+61 3 62325000

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About

Current activities

I am a Team Leader with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship, with expertise on the identification, analysis, management and conservation of marine biodiversity and data systems to support these efforts. This work has been part of the CERF, NERP and NESP Marine Biodiversity Hubs, leading projects on prediction of biodiversity, cumulative impacts and management of biodiversity within Australias EEZ. This work includes the develop approaches to the management of marine biodiversity for the Australian Government. I am developing statistical tools to robustly quantify the effects of human activity on marine biodiversity and quantifying patterns of distributions. This involves collaboration with a broad range of scientists including ecologists, taxonomists, geologists, oceanographers, spatial modellers, fisheries scientists and statisticians.

I am leading a CSIRO team working in the Pacific and Coral Triangle to assist countries to develop the technical capacity to improve the governance and management of oceans. This includes support for information management, geospatial analysis, and development of environmental policy. This applies our experience from the Marine biodiversity Hub to support activities in other countries

I have worked extensively with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to provide scientific and technical expertise on Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). The CBD program on EBSA has described 203 areas within national jurisdiction and in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Academic qualifications

University of Tasmania
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Marine Ecology
1996 – 2001

The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Zoology/Animal Biology, Honours
1990 – 1994

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