Geoff Tuck

Geoff is a population modeller that uses integrated modelling methods to inform and assist the decision-making process for managers with regard to population status, historical and future population impacts, and the consequences of alternative management regimes. He has worked extensively on impact assessments for Southern Ocean albatrosses and is currently working on assessments of the consequences of secondary poisoning from the pest eradication on Macquarie Island, alternative engineering solutions for mitigating seabird bycatch in fisheries and improving on-vessel monitoring systems to record and analyse catch and bycatch.


Toby Patterson

Toby’s primary research topic is understanding demographic and movement processes for furthering ecological understanding of population dynamics for conservation and management. He has developed methods for analysis of spatial and behavioural data collected from iconic and apex marine organisms.


Denise Hardesty

Denise has been leading a portfolio of projects focused on understanding and mitigating the risks associated with plastic pollution for the last several years. Her TEPS related work focuses on governance and ecological risk to marine fauna including seabirds, marine mammals and sea turtles.


Alistair Hobday

Alistair’s research on TEPS is around understanding impacts and developing management options under climate change. He has developed a range of methods to prioritise adaptation options for seabirds and marine mammals. He has been involved in several experiments to improve breeding success of albatross through direct intervention. Alistair works closely with management agency staff to test these interventions.


Chris Wilcox

Chris’s research integrates field data and analytical tools to address applied questions in conservation and fisheries management.  He is interested in a number of issues around TEPS, including estimation and management of fisheries bycatch, population modelling, decision theory, and human behaviour and incentives.  At present Chris is working on variation in bycatch rates and ecological risk analysis for plastic pollution in marine systems.


Carlie Devine

Carlie’s current focus is on managing data collection for FSP AIML, long term monitoring of species (Spotted handfish, Shy albatross) and conservation of the marine environment, and has research interests in threatened species, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and remote image sensor systems. Carlie works with CSIRO teams to seek funding, build and deploy specialised CSIRO technologies (CRAGS II, Remote Bird Weigher, Handfish Imager, Algae AIML).


Robin Thomson

Modelling and population biology

Cathy Bulman

Ecosystem modelling, Little Penguins


Linda Thomas

Project coordination


Rachael Alderman

Tasmanian Albatross


Shane Richards

Shane a quantitative ecologist with broad research interests covering behavioural, population, community and evolutionary ecology. Areas of specific interest include: plant-pollinator interactions, species coexistence, and optimal foraging. He also work on topics in statistical ecology, including: likelihood methods and model selection. Shane is particularly interested in applying these skills to real-world problems in the areas of conservation biology and resource management.