Dr Karen Evans

Senior Research Scientist

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Karen has a diverse research portfolio focused on the distribution, behaviour and life history of marine top predators (fish, whales, seabirds), responses of the marine environment to cumulative impacts (such as climate change, and human use) and the sustainable management of marine biodiversity. Karen's research involves collaborations with research institutions and fisheries agencies throughout Australia and with those overseas. She has conducted research on top predators throughout the Tasman and Coral Seas and the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans.

Karen is also a Research Associate with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. She is chair of the international scientific program Climate Impacts on Top Predators (CLIOTOP), is a member of the joint JCOMM/WMO CAgM task team on weather, climate and fisheries, is a member of the Group of Experts for the United Nations Regular Process for the Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Environment, Including Socio-Economic Aspects (World Ocean Assessment), a scientific member of the Commonwealth Fisheries Marine Mammal Bycatch Working Group and an executive committee member of the International Biologging Society. She is an associate editor for the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences and has guest edited a number of Deep Sea Research II special issues.


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