General Assembly Member of CDF

Rodrigo Bustamante is a senior research scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia. Rodrigo has over 30 years of experience as an experimental marine ecologist, conservation scientist and decision-support management for coastal-marine ecosystems in Chile, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Galapagos Islands, and for the past 20 years, in Australia and the region.  At the interface of conservation and the sustainability of natural resources, his works support the science-based environmental policies and their applied management. Current research includes the implementation of integrated spatial-explicit forms of ecosystem-based management applied to multiple-uses (fisheries, mining, energy, tourism, water, aquaculture, etc.).

He leads, develops and delivers the transdisciplinary research for assessing impacts on coasts and oceans, and consequences on resources, values, services and assets.  Rodrigo is developing decision-support and model-based assessment systems that evaluate the likely trade-offs of adaptations and mitigations responses to climate change affecting the oceans and coasts of Australia, the region and in particular West and Eastern Pacific. Current works include Colombia, Argentina and Chile, supporting the government and NGOs efforts to conserve and manage the coastal and ocean ecosystems, their resources and the sustainability of its industries.

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