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Researcher: Fulton, EA (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)

Fields of Research

Fisheries management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Ecosystem function
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Environmental management
Fisheries sciences
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Conservation and biodiversity
Natural resource management
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Biological mathematics
Public policy
Physical oceanography
Other environmental sciences
Climate change science
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Environment policy
Social geography
Industry economics and industrial organisation
Pollution and contamination
Stochastic analysis and modelling
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Numerical computation and mathematical software
Beverage chemistry and beverage sensory science
Dynamical systems in applications
Biological oceanography

Research Objectives

Fisheries - wild caught
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Marine biodiversity
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Marine systems and management
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Natural hazards
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Climate change models
Fisheries - aquaculture
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Wild caught edible molluscs
Expanding knowledge in human society
Understanding climate change
Wild caught rock lobster
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
The media
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Learner and learning
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other culture and society
Adaptation to climate change
Alcoholic beverages
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Climate change mitigation strategies
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A call for empirically based guidelines for building trust among stakeholders in environmental sustainability projects; Sustainability Science
A changing marine sector in Australian coastal communities: an analysis of inter and intra sectoral industry connections and employment; Ocean & Coastal Management
A guide to ecosystem models and their environmental applications; Nature Ecology and Evolution
A multi-model approach to engaging stakeholder and modellers in complex environmental problems; Environmental Science and Policy
A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities; Ocean and Coastal Management
A protocol for the intercomparison of marine fishery and ecosystem models: fish-MIP v1.0; Geoscientific Model Development
A review of support tools to assess multi-sector interactions in the emerging offshore Blue Economy; Environmental Science and Policy
A stitch in time saves nine... billion: acting now to limit global temperature change will help to ensure global food security; Science
Advancing ecosystem models to incorporate cephalopods and assess their implications in systems’ evolution; FAO Workshop; Improving our knowledge on the effects of climate change and variability on short-lived species population dynamics to inform fisheries management decisions
An integrated approach is needed for ecosystem based fisheries management: insights from ecosystem-level management strategy evaluation; PLoS ONE
An integrated coral reef ecosystem model to support resource management under a changing climate; PLoS ONE
An investigation into fisheries interaction effects using Atlantis; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Applying a new ensemble approach to estimating stock status of marine fisheries around the world; Conservation Letters
Assessing a multilevel tier system: The role and implications of data quality and availability; Fisheries Research
Assessment of cephalopod potential to drive ecosystem functioning; 4th PICES International Symposium; the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans
Atlantis Ecosystem Model Summit: Report from a workshop; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Atlantis: a spatially explicit end‐to‐end marine ecosystem model with dynamically integrated physics, ecology and socio‐economic modules; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Avoiding a crisis of motivation for ocean management under global environmental change; Global Change Biology
Biogeochemical marine ecosystem models I: IGBEM - a model of marine bay ecosystems; Ecological Modelling
Biogeochemical marine ecosystem models II: the effect of physiological detail on model performance; Ecological Modelling
Challenging tourism theory through integrated models: How multiple model projects strengthen outcomes through a case study of tourism development on the Ningaloo Coast of Western Australia; The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2011)
Chapter 16: Climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptations: Australian marine fisheries
Characterizing sensitivity and uncertainty in a multiscale model of a complex coral reef system; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Citizens' views of Australia's future to 2050; Sustainability
Climate change alterations to ecosystem dominance: how might sponge-dominated reefs function?; Ecology
Comparison of coral reef ecosystems along a fishing pressure gradient; PLoS One
Consensus management in Antarctica's high seas - past success and current challenges; Marine Policy
Consequences of spatially variable ocean acidification in the California Current: lower pH drives strongest declines in benthic species in southern regions while greatest economic impacts occur in northern regions; Ecological Modelling
Considering land-sea interactions and trade-offs for food and biodiversity; Global Change Biology
Contrasting futures for Australia’s fisheries stocks under IPCC RCP8.5 emissions – a multi-ecosystem model approach; Frontiers in Marine Science
Coupling Biophysical and Socioeconomic Models for Coral Reef Systems in Quintana Roo, Mexican Caribbean; Ecology and Society
Decadal scale projection of changes in Australian fisheries stocks under climate change
Decadal-scale forecasting of climate drivers for marine applications; Advances in Marine Biology
Decision trade-offs for cost-constrained fisheries management; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Decline and partial recovery of a trawl fishery in South-eastern Australia; Rebuilding of marine fisheries Part 2: Case studies
Deep aspirations: towards a sustainable offshore Blue Economy; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Defining and observing stages of climate-mediated range shifts in marine systems; Global Environmental Change
Defining global artisanal fisheries; Marine Policy
Developing Integrated Performance Measures for Spatial Management of Marine Systems
Developing priority variables ('ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables' - eEOVs) for observing dynamics and change in Southern Ocean ecosystems; Journal of Marine Systems
Developing risk equivalent data-rich and data-limited harvest strategies; Fisheries Research
Do marine ecosystem models give consistent policy evaluations? A comparison of Atlantis and Ecosim; Fisheries Research
Ecological consequences of body size decline in harvested fish species: positive feedback loops in trophic interactions amplify human impact; Biology Letters
Ecological effects of trawling fisheries on the eastern Australian continental shelf: a modelling study; Marine and Freshwater Research
Ecosystem effects of contemporary life-history changes are comparable to those of fishing; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Ecosystem effects of invertebrate fisheries; Fish and Fisheries
Ecosystem model of Tasmanian waters explores impacts of climate-change induced changes in primary productivity; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Ecosystem modelling in the southern Benguela: comparisons of Atlantis, Ecopath with Ecosim, and OSMOSE under fishing scenarios; African Journal of Marine Science
Ecosystem-based fisheries management requires broader performance indicators for the human dimension; Marine Policy
Ecosystems say good management pays off; Fish and Fisheries
Effect of complexity on marine ecosystem models; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Effectiveness of lobster fisheries management in New Zealand and Nova Scotia from multi-species and ecosystem perspectives; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Effects of fishing and acidification-related benthic mortality on the southeast Australian marine ecosystem; Global Change Biology
Effects of spatial resolution on the performance and interpretation of marine ecosystem models; Ecological Modelling
Emergent properties delineate marine ecosystem perturbation and recovery; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Empirical evidence for different cognitive effects in explaining the attribution of marine range shifts to climate change; ICES Journal of Marine Science
End-to-end model of Icelandic waters using the Atlantis framework: exploring system dynamics and model reliability; Fisheries Research
Energy flow through marine ecosystems: confronting transfer efficiency; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Evaluating the effects of climate change in the southern Benguela upwelling system using the Atlantis modelling framework; Fisheries Oceanography
Evaluating the potential for an increased and sustainable commercial fisheries production across multiple jurisdictions and diverse fisheries; Marine Policy
Evaluating the specificity of ecosystem indicators to fishing in a changing environment: a model comparison study for the southern Benguela ecosystem; Ecological Indicators
Evaluation of management strategies in ningaloo marine park, Western Australia; International Journal of Sustainable Society
Evolution of global marine fishing fleets and the response of fished resources; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America
Expertise in research integration and implementation for tackling complex problems: when is it needed, where can it be found and how can it be strengthened?; Palgrave Communications
Exploring Lake Victoria ecosystem functioning using the Atlantis modeling framework; Environmental Modelling and Software
Exploring trade-offs between fisheries and conservation of the vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) using an Atlantis Ecosystem model; PLoS One
Exploring trade-offs in mixed fisheries by integrating fleet dynamics into multispecies size-spectrum models; Journal of Applied Ecology
Finding the accelerator and brake in an individual quota fishery: linking ecology, economics, and fleet dynamics of US West Coast trawl fisheries; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Fisheries sustainability relies on biological understanding, evidence-based management, and conducive industry conditions; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Fishery development and exploitation in South East Australia; Frontiers in Marine Science
Food for all: designing sustainable and secure future seafood systems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Food production shocks across land and sea; Nature Sustainability
Foresighting future oceans: considerations and opportunities
From data compilation to model validation: a comprehensive analysis of a full deep-sea ecosystem model of the Chatham Rise; PeerJ
Full compliance with harvest regulations yields ecological benefits: Northern Gulf of California case study; Journal of Applied Ecology
Global ensemble projections reveal trophic amplification of ocean biomass declines with climate change; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Hot fish: the response to climate change by regional fisheries bodies; Marine Policy
How fast is fisheries-induced evolution? Quantitative analysis of modelling and empirical studies; Evolutionary Applications
How models can support ecosystem-based management of coral reefs; Progress in Oceanography
How to sustain fisheries: expert knowledge from 34 nations; Water
Human behaviour: the key source of uncertainty in fisheries management; Fish and Fisheries
Human-ecosystem interaction in large ensemble-models; Empirical Agent-Based Modelling: Challenges and Solutions
Identification of the main processes underlying ecosystem functioning in the Eastern English Channel, with a focus on flatfish species, as revealed through the application of the Atlantis end-to-end model; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Identifying important species that amplify or mitigate the interactive effects of human impacts on marine food webs; Conservation Biology
Identifying indicators and essential variables for marine ecosystems; Ecological Indicators
Impacts of depleting forage species in the California Current; Environmental Conservation
Impacts of fishing low-trophic level species on marine ecosystems; Science
Implementing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: lessons from Chile's experience; Marine Policy
Implementing marine ecosystem-based management: lessons from Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Improving marine ecosystem models with biochemical tracers; Annual Review of Marine Science
Improving understanding of the functional diversity of fisheries by exploring the influence of global catch reconstruction; Scientific Reports
Indirect effects of conservation policies on the coupled human-natural ecosystem of the upper Gulf of California; PLoS One
Integrated modelling to support decision-making for marine social-ecological systems in Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Integrating modelling of biodiversity composition and ecosystem function; Oikos
Interacting forces of predation and fishing affect species’ maturation size; Ecology and Evolution
Interannual variability and decadal stability of benthic organisms on an Indonesian coral reef; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Interdisciplinary knowledge exchange across scales in a globally changing marine environment; Global Change Biology
Interesting times: winners, losers, and system shifts under climate change around Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Is risk consistent across tier-based harvest control rule management systems? A comparison of four case-studies; Fish and Fisheries
Lessons in modelling and management of marine ecosystems: The Atlantis experience; Fish and Fisheries
Linked sustainability challenges and trade-offs among fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Making ecological indicators management ready: assessing the specificity, sensitivity, and threshold response of ecological indicators; Ecological Indicators
Making spatial-temporal marine ecosystem modelling better-A perspective; Environmental Modelling & Software
Management strategy evaluation applied to coral reef ecosystems in support of ecosystem-based management; PLoS ONE
Matching biodiversity indicators to policy needs; Conservation Biology
Modelling climate-change effects on Australian and Pacific aquatic ecosystems: A review of analytical tools and management implications; Marine and Freshwater Research
Modelling dynamic ecosystems: venturing beyond boundaries with the Ecopath approach; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Modelling ecological change over half a century in a subtropical estuary: impacts of climate change, land-use, urbanization and freshwater extraction; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Modelling marine protected areas: insights and hurdles; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Modelling the Great Australian Bight ecosystem; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Mortality and predation in ecosystem models: is it important how these are expressed?; Ecological Modelling
Multispecies fisheries management and conservation: Tactical applications using models of intermediate complexity; Fish and Fisheries
New approaches to simulating the complex interaction effects of multiple human impacts on the marine environment; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Next-generation ensemble projections reveal higher climate risks for marine ecosystems; Nature Climate Change
Ningaloo from a systems perspective - What has it taught us?; The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2011)
Ocean futures under ocean acidification, marine protection, and changing fishing pressures explored using a worldwide suite of ecosystem models; Frontiers in Marine Science
Ocean resource use: building the coastal blue economy; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Opportunities to improve ecosystem-based fisheries management by recognizing and overcoming path dependency and cognitive bias; Fish and Fisheries
Planetary boundaries for a blue planet; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Planning adaptation to climate change in fast-warming marine regions with seafood-dependent coastal communities; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Predicting Interactions among Fishing, Ocean Warming, and Ocean Acidification in a Marine System with Whole-Ecosystem Models; Conservation Biology
Predictions from simple predator-prey theory about impacts of harvesting forage fishes; Ecological Modelling
Principles for knowledge co-production in sustainability research; Nature Sustainability
Proactive, reactive, and inactive pathways for scientists in a changing world; Earth's Future
Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research; Marine and Freshwater Research
Quantitative foresighting as a means of improving anticipatory scientific capacity and strategic planning; One Earth
Reconsidering the consequences of selective fisheries; Science
Recreational fishing in a time of rapid ocean change; Marine Policy
Reducing socio‑ecological conflict using social influence modelling; Scientific Reports
Regional-scale scenario analysis for the Meso-American Reef system: Modelling coral reef futures under multiple stressors; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Regional-scale scenario modeling for coral reefs: a decision support tool to inform management of a complex system; Ecological Applications
Relating food web structure to resilience, keystone status and uncertainty in ecological responses; Ecosphere
Responses of ecological indicators to fishing pressure under environmental change: exploring non-linearity and thresholds; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Risky business: the combined effects of fishing and changes in primary productivity on fish communities; Ecological Modelling
Scenarios and models to support global conservation targets; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
SEAMANCORE: a spatially explicit simulation model for assisting the local MANagement of COral REefs; Ecological Modelling
Sensitivity of the Norwegian and Barents Sea Atlantis end-to-end ecosystem model to parameter perturbations of key species; PLoS ONE
SIMA Austral: an operational information system for managing the Chilean aquaculture industry with international application; Journal of Operational Oceanography
Species traits and climate velocity explain geographic range shifts in an ocean-warming hotspot; Ecology Letters
Strong fisheries management and governance positively impact ecosystem status; Fish and Fisheries
Ten tips for developing interdisciplinary socio-ecological researchers; Socio-Ecological Practice Research
The Baltic Sea Atlantis: an integrated end-to-end modelling framework evaluating ecosystem-wide effects of human-induced pressures; PLoS ONE
The challenges of living scenarios for Australia in 2050; Journal Of Futures Studies
The ecosystem approach to fisheries: Management at the dynamic interface between biodiversity conservation and sustainable use; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The effects of model structure and complexity on the behaviour and performance of marine ecosystem models
The emergence of social licence necessitates reforms in environmental regulation; Ecology and Society
The Future of Modeling to Support Conservation Decisions in the Anthropocene Ocean; Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary Science in Support of Nature and People
The impact of fisher's risk perception on fishery outcomes in an end-to-end ecosystem model; The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2011)
The impact of fishing on a highly vulnerable ecosystem, the case of Juan Fernandez Ridge ecosystem; PLoS ONE
The impacts of fish body size changes on stock recovery: a case study using an Australian marine ecosystem model; ICES Journal of Marine Science
The Ocean Decade: a true ecosystem modeling challenge; Frontiers in Marine Science
The role and importance of cephalopods in marine ecosystems; Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference
The role of behavioural flexibility in a whole of ecosystem model; ICES Journal of Marine Science
The role of pre-existing disturbances in the effect of marine reserves on coastal ecosystems: a modelling approach; PLoS One
The specificity of marine ecological indicators to fishing in the face of environmental change: a multi-model evaluation; Ecological Indicators
The Use of Telescoping Spatial Scales to Capture Inshore to Slope Dynamics in Marine Ecosystem Modeling; Natural Resource Modeling
To achieve a sustainable blue future, progress assessments must include interdependencies between the sustainable development goals; One Earth
Trade-offs between invertebrate fisheries catches and ecosystem impacts in coastal New Zealand; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Trends and management implications of human-influenced life-history changes in marine ectotherms; Fish and Fisheries
Using an Atlantis model of the southern Benguela to explore the response of ecosystem indicators for fisheries management; Environmental Modelling and Software
Welcome to the Anthropocene
When is a fishery sustainable?; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Where the ecological gaps remain, a modelers' perspective; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice; Bioscience

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

A Holistic Analysis of Influences on Fisheries Collapse and Recovery
Decision Support Tools for Visualising Coral Reef Futures at Regional Scales
Dynamic Model Selection in Agent-Based Simulation Models
Ecological impact of the introduced New Zealand Screwshell(Maoricolpus roseus) in SE Tasmania
Trade-offs Between Biodiversity Conservation and Maintaining Fisheries Yield from Australian Marine Environments; Approaches Using the Atlantis Ecosystem Modelling Framework