Steering Committee

Alistair Hobday

Alistair Hobday

Research Director, Oceans and Atmosphere, CSIRO

Dr Alistair Hobday is Research Director at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania. He completed an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and a PhD at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

His research focuses on investigating the impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity and fishery resources, and developing, prioritising and testing adaptation options to underpin sustainable use and conservation into the future.

His projects involve multi-disciplinary teams that seek to support management and policy uptake of research, via co-production with stakeholders. In addition to more than 250 publications, he has contributed to the IPCC 4th and 5th assessment Australasia chapters, covering fisheries, oceanic and coastal systems, and is an editor for Fisheries Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series, and Global Change Biology.