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Mr Darran King

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Darran King is a senior experimental scientist with the Integrated Freshwater Landscapes team, Water Security program, CSIRO Environment. He came to CSIRO in 2004 and conducts research focused on natural resource management decisions and policy planning at local and regional scales.
His principle research interests focus on the integration of spatially explicit environmental, economic and social metrics to guide trade-off decisions for landscape, regional and, local scale natural resource decision makers. Applying key skills in GIS, python, GAMS, and biophysical modelling applications, Darran develops bespoke integrated systems models to assess the impact of external drivers on key aspects of the natural environment.
With over 20 years’ experience in geographic information systems, natural resource management and quantitative modelling design and development, Darran has undertaken research across a wide range of disciplines including; Climate change impacts, crop modelling, species modelling under climate change, biofuels and biomass under climate change, network analysis and hedonics, irrigated agriculture, Flood inundation mapping, river control infrastructure for ecological optimization, quantitative economic optimization models used to inform policy.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2001

    BA., Environmental Management
    Flinders University

Professional Experiences

  • 2004-present

    CSIRO Research Projects Officer

  • 2003-2004

    Natural resource management Field Officer, Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Board

  • 2002-2003

    Water Quality Monitoring Analyst, Water Data Services
    Water Data Services

Achievements and Awards

  • 2008/-2008

    Spatial Excellence Award for Environmental Sustainability
    Spatial Sciences Institute SA

  • 2007-2007

    Strategic Excellence – Partnership Excellence Award

  • 2007-2007

    Land and Water Strategic Excellence – Partnership Excellence Award

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