Dr Rich Little

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Biography

Rich Little is a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, in Hobart, Australia. His research specialises in modelling population dynamics, economics, and management decision-making in natural resource and marine environmental science. Much of this work has focused on the Coral Reef Finfish Fishery of the Great Barrier Reef, where he has worked on the development of a computer-based decision support tool called ELFSim. He has published work widely on modelling tradeable permit markets for fisheries quota, artificial intelligence mechanisms (Bayesian Belief Networks) for simulating fishing behaviour, and the economics of marine protected areas. In 2007, he was seconded as a visiting scholar to the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. In 2003 he was awarded the Early Career Research Prize from the Modelling and Simulation society of Australia and New Zealand, and in 2007, he received the CSIRO Julius award for mid-career research. His current research interest is in exploring the use of computer-based biophysical process-models for financial risk management purposes.

Current Roles

  • Evaluating Candidate Monitoring Strategies, Assessment Procedures and Harvest Control Rules in the Spatially Complex Queensland Coral Reef fin-fish Fishery

  • Enabling Adaptation Pathways - Climate Adaptation Flagship

  • A management simulation model for dhufish in the Westcoast Demersal Scalefish Fishery WAMSI 4.4.2-3

Academic Qualifications

  • 2000

    PhD
    University of Alberta

  • 1995

    Master of Science (MSc)
    The University of Western Ontario

  • 1989

    Bachelor of Science (BSc)
    The University of Western Ontario

  • 1993

    Diploma Honours Standing (Ecology and Evolution)
    The University of Western Ontario

Achievements and Awards

  • 2008

    CSIRO Julius Career Development Award

  • 2007-present

    Honorary Associate, Centre for Marine Science, University of Tasmania

  • 2005

    Early Career Research Excellence Award, The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand

Other highlights

  • 2012

    Australian Academy of Science, Theo Murphy Frontiers of Science meeting: The Green Economy (Steering Committee)

Publications

We have publications by Dr Rich Little
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: 1IQ4i1cAAAAJ Researcher ID: E-7578-2011 ORCID: 0000-0002-5650-7391