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Dr Karen Evans

Principal Research Scientist


Dr Karen Evans is a Team Leader and principal research scientist with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere based in Hobart, Tasmania. She is involved in research focused on improving scientific understanding and developing options for sustainable marine resource management, particularly in relation to national and international fisheries. She also leads research aimed at improving reporting of biodiversity assessments at national, regional and global scales and providing baseline information for assessing the impacts of oil and gas activities on the marine environment. Karen’s expertise and international reputation has seen her contribute to UN regular processes such as the Integrated Global Assessment of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects and the World Meteorological Organisation Joint CAgM/JCOMM Task Team on Weather, Climate and Fisheries. She is co-chair of the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project’s regional programme ‘Climate Impacts on Top Predators’ (CLIOTOP), an associate editor of the Proceeding of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences and a member of the Executive Planning Group for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.