Peat Leith: Research Scientist

Peat is a Research Scientist with CSIRO Agriculture and Food, based in Hobart. He is passionate about ensuring that public investment on research leads to positive societal outcomes. His research and practice are geared to improving the design of projects and programs to achieve such outcomes, in ways that are equitable, accountable and efficient, especially in areas of natural resource management and sustainability.

Peat has worked to enhance the adaptive capacity and reduce vulnerability of Australia’s marine biodiversity and resources to climate change risks with the Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources, based at the University of Tasmania. He has also worked on improving the linkages between science and decision-making in coastal zone management with the CSIRO Coastal Collaboration Cluster.

Peat previously worked with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture where he assisted many Natural Resource Management organisations across south-eastern Australia to update their strategic plans for climate change, and led various social research projects.

Peat also kitesurfs, bushwalks, plays music and writes songs when he gets a few spare moments.

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