CSIRO scientist dressed in yellow rain jacket retrieving a water sample

Our People: Marine and Atmospheric Research

CMAR comprises about 550 staff located around Australia.
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Dr Nigel Preston: advancing beef and aquaculture production

Dr Nigel Preston is Acting Director of the Food Futures Flagship and leader of the Breed Engineering theme.

Dr Pep Canadell: Global and regional carbon processes

Dr Canadell is the executive director of the Global Carbon Project, an effort under the International Council of Science for internationally coordinated research on the carbon cycle and the human perturbation of the climate system.

Dr Peter Coppin: energy forecasting and storage for the future

Dr Peter Coppin is researching storage for renewable energy and leading our solar forecasting future.

Dr Richard Pillans: obtaining data for better management of coastal resources

Dr Richard Pillans leads research and is part of teams exploring the natural and human forces that shape our amazing coastal ecosystems and sustain their integrity and value.

Dr Roland Pitcher: Principal Research Scientist CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Dr Roland Pitcher has more than 30 years experience in marine ecology and fisheries research, covering coral reef fishes, tropical rock lobster, effects of trawling, recovery and dynamics, biodiversity mapping and prediction, modelling and assessment, and management evaluation.

Dr Yiyong Cai: Complex Systems Scientist and Economic Modeller

Dr Yiyong Cai: integrated Assessment Modelling of the global human-earth system.

Elias Polymeropoulos: researching salmon physiology

Mr Elias Polymeropoulos measures how changing environments affect Atlantic salmon and other marine species.

Dr Nick Elliott: improving aquaculture and beef productivity

Dr Nick Elliott leads a multi-disciplinary team involved in the research, development and application of new technologies for improving aquaculture and beef production in Australia.

Dr Ming Feng: researching climate, predictability and impacts in the Indian Ocean

Dr Ming Feng studies climate processes, predictability and impacts in a warming Indian Ocean and he is also Node 2 Leader for the Western Australia Marine Science Institute.

Dr John Finnigan: modelling complex systems

Dr John Finnigan is a CSIRO Fellow and leader of the CSIRO Complex Systems Science team.

Dr Charmaine Franklin: understanding and modelling cloud and precipitation processes

Dr Charmaine Franklin’s research focuses on understanding clouds and improving the way that cloud and precipitation processes are represented in climate and weather prediction models.

Dr Paul Fraser: understanding our changing atmosphere

Dr Paul Fraser leads CSIRO's research into our Changing Atmosphere, contributing to integrated solutions and sound management strategies for climate change and ozone depletion issues.

Dr Jorgen Frederiksen: researching atmospheric dynamics, predictability and climate

Dr Jorgen Frederiksen is a dynamic meteorologist who works on critical problems that are barriers to improvement in weather and climate prediction and climate change prognosis.

Dr Beth Fulton: a world leader in marine ecosystem modelling

Dr Fulton is the developer of Atlantis, one of world’s most successful models in the field of ‘whole of ecosystem’ modelling for the marine environment.

Dr Ian Galbally: understanding our atmosphere

Dr Ian Galbally’s research into air pollution and the composition of the atmosphere is improving our understanding of the sources and sinks of atmospheric gases.

Dr Brett Glencross: delivering sustainable feeds and aquaculture production

Dr Brett Glencross is a world authority in the field of aquaculture nutrition and has contributed to the sustainable growth of aquaculture industries in Australia and overseas.

Dr John Gras: working toward a healthier atmosphere

Dr John Gras oversees research to better understand and manage air pollution, which has implications ranging from improved indoor air quality to a better understanding of global weather and climate.

Dr David Griffin: observing and forecasting our oceans

Dr David Griffin is a physical oceanographer specialising in phenomena including eddies, fronts and boundary currents such as the East Australian Current.

Dr Britta Denise Hardesty: working to understand species distributions and movements

With a background in ecology and genetics, Dr Britta Denise Hardesty uses a combination of field, molecular and modelling techniques to understand movement processes from ecological and evolutionary perspectives.

Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford: Marine Biophysics team leader

Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford leads the Marine Biophysics team at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research.

Dr Ian Harman: focusing on measuring and modelling complex physical systems

Dr Ian Harman's research focuses on understanding the interactions between the atmosphere, land surface and land usage and how these might evolve in response to global change, including climate change.

Dr Alistair Hobday: understanding climate impacts on living marine systems

Dr Alistair Hobday is the Leader of the Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation Stream, which researches spatial management and migration of large pelagic species, environmental influences on marine species, and the impacts of climate change on marine resources.

Katharina Alter: researching abalone physiology

Ms Alter studies the physiology of abalone in aquaculture.

Dr Jack Katzfey: researching regional climate modelling and high-resolution forecasting

Dr Jack Katzfey is leader of the Mesoscale Modelling Applications Team at CSIRO/CAWCR (Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research), responsible for producing innovative high-resolution forecasts and regional climate change simulations.

Dr John Keesing studies benthic marine ecology and biogeochemistry

Dr John Keesing studies the response of marine plants and animals to environmental pressures such as pollution, fishing, aquaculture, habitat modification and climate change.

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