Dr Beth Fulton is an ecosystem modeller who is an senior principal scientist based at CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere in Hobart. With a background in ecology, marine biology and mathematics she has concentrated on developing whole of system models (e.g. https://research.csiro.au/atlantis/). The models she has helped develop have provided insights to a range of national and international bodies (including Australian government agencies, NOAA and the FAO) – providing decision support and understanding for regional marine planning, managing the impacts of fishing, supporting sustainable aquaculture and alternative livelihoods, as well as understanding and managing climate change.
Dr Fulton is also an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania (http://marinesocioecology.org/), where she supports students and collaborates on projects around finding sustainable options for the blue economy (the use of coastal and ocean systems).