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  • Jane Coram View profile External link

    Director - LAND & WATER

    Jane is Director of CSIRO Land and Water, which provides the science to underpin Australia’s economic, social and environmental prosperity through stewardship of land and water resources, ecosystems, and urban areas.

  • Paul Bertsch View profile External link

    Science Director, Land & Water - LAND & WATER

    Paul’s key responsibility as Science Director is ensuring that the science strategy for Land and Water, and CSIRO more broadly, is positioning CSIRO to be globally leading in R&D areas of greatest priority to Australia.

  • Dan Metcalfe View profile External link

    Deputy Director - LAND & WATER

    Dan is the Deputy Director of Land and Water with key responsibilities for strategy, capability and facilities. He is a landscape ecologist specialising in rainforest ecology and ecophysiology, and the sustainable management of natural landscapes.

  • Chris Chilcott View profile External link

    Deputy Director Operations, Research Leader Northern Australian Development - LAND & WATER

    Chris is a rangeland ecologist with over 20 years’ experience in the agricultural sector. Chris leads CSIRO’s work on developing Northern Australia based at the Darwin laboratory.

  • Carmel Pollino

    Principal Research Scientist - Land and Water

    Dr Carmel Pollino is the Research Director for the Water Security program.

  • Libby Pinkard

    Research Director - Land and Water

    Dr Libby Pinkard is the Research Director for the Living Landscapes program.

  • Joanne Chong View profile External link

    - LAND & WATER

    Joanne Chong is the Research Director for the Sustainability Pathways program.

  • Andy Whiteley View profile External link

    Research Director - LAND & WATER

    Dr Andy Whiteley is the Research Director for the Industry Environments program.

  • Claudia Vickers View profile External link

    Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform Leader - LAND & WATER

    Claudia leads the Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform, which aims to expand synthetic biology research within CSIRO and across Australia.

  • Justine Lacey View profile External link

    Research Director - LAND & WATER

    Justine leads CSIRO’s Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform; a research program examining the interface between science, technology innovation and the associated ethical, social and legal consequences of new and disruptive science and technologies.

  • Jacqui Watt View profile External link

    Acting Business Development and Commercialisation Director - LAND AND WATER - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & GLOBAL

    Jacqui is responsible for liaising with and growing the Land and Water business unit’s stakeholder base whilst ensuring the unit’s work is appropriate for the commercial market.

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