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Alistair Hobday
CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research
Ph: 61 3 6232 5310
Fax: 61 3 6232 5000
Email:Alistair.Hobday @csiro.au
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Craig Macaulay
CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research
Ph: +61 3 6232 5219
Email: Craig.Macaulay @csiro.au

CSIRO National Research Flagships - Climate Adaptation
Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation


Alistair HobdayProfile : Alistair Hobday
Stream Leader - Climate Adaptation Flagship, Marine and Atmospheric Research

Science / Professional Areas

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Climate impacts on living marine systems


  • Climate Impacts on Pelagic and Tropical Ecosystems
  • Ecological Risk Assessment for the Effects of Fishing
  • Migration Pathways of juvenile southern bluefin tuna determined by acoustic monitoring 2007-08
  • Spatial Global Interactions among juvenile SBT: a large scale archival tag experiment
  • Habitat prediction for spatial management in the ETBF
  • Determining Ecological Effects of Longline Fishing in the ETBF


Dr Alistair Hobday completed a BSc (Hons) in Biological Science at Stanford University, a PhD in Biological Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and held a National Research Council Postgraduate Fellowship at the Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory in Monterey, California. He is presently a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. His research spans a range of topics, including spatial management and migration of large pelagic species, environmental influences on marine species, and the impacts of climate change on marine resources. He leads the Marine Climate Impacts area within the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship, and has been co-editor of two recent reports on the impacts of climate change on (i) fisheries and aquaculture, and (ii) Australian marine life. In addition to his climate research, Alistair has co-led the development of risk assessment methods for assessing the ecological sustainability of Australia’s fisheries. He is a member of the steering committee for the international GLOBEC program CLIOTOP (Climate Impacts on Top Ocean Predators).

Academic Qualifications

1998 Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California
1993 BSc (Hons) Stanford Univerity, California

Also see:


  • Email: Alistair.Hobday@csiro.au
  • Phone: (03) 6232 5310, (International +61 3 6232 5310)
  • Post: CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research
    GPO Box 1538
    HOBART TAS 7001

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