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Mr Darran King

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https://people.csiro.au/K/D/Darran-King

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Biography

Darran King is a research project officer with the Environmental Water Resources team Biodiversity Environment Knowledge and Services program CSIRO Land and Water. He came to CSIRO in 2004 and conducts research in 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 12 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
    CSIRO

  • 2003-2004

    Natural resource management Field Officer, Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Board
    OWCMB

  • 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
    CSIRO

  • 2007-2007

    Land and Water Strategic Excellence – Partnership Excellence Award
    CSIRO

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