Dr Beth Fulton

Research Group Leader

Contact details:

  • GPO BOX 1538


Dr Beth Fulton is an ecosystem modeller who leads the marine ecosystem modelling and risk assessment group 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).

Current Roles

  • Project Lead
    Strategic modelling for Australia's fisheries

  • Project Lead
    Atlantis Modelling

  • Researcher
    Ocean Futures

Professional Experiences

  • 2005

    Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017

    Biennial medallist
    Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • 2017

    Highly Cited Researcher in Plant & Animal Science
    Clarivate Analytics

  • 2016

    Hall of Fame
    Australian Society For Fish Biology

  • 2011

    Sustainability Science Award

  • 2010

    Pew Marine Science Fellowship

  • 2007

    Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year (part of the Australian Prime Minister’s Science Prizes)

  • 2004

    Society of Tasmania's award for outstanding Ph

  • 2002

    Dean's commendation for outstanding PhD by research, University of Tasmania

  • 1997

    University Medal in Marine Biology and Mathematics and Statistics and Palmerston-Rundel Prize for Best Honours in Biological Sciences, James Cook University

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2013

    Editor - Conservation Letters

  • 2013

    Member of Antarctic Science Advisory Committee

  • 2012

    Guest Editor - PLoS Computation

  • 2011-2012

    Guest Editor - Journal of Marine Systems

  • 2011-2012

    Steering committee chair for the IMBER summer school on ecosystem modelling

  • 2010-2013

    Research Advisory Board - VECTORS (EU project)

  • 2008-2009

    Member of organising committee for EwE 25th Anniversary Symposium

  • 2008

    Member of organising committee for AMEMR II conferences (Plymouth UK)


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