Researcher, CSIRO

Alan Williams leads several CSIRO projects, and contributes to others, that focus on understanding the biodiversity and structure of deep sea ecosystems, including human uses: principally for fishing and by oil/gas industries. His team and collaborators develop and use photographic and acoustic remote sensing tools and techniques to assess habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem structure in deep continental margin (shelf, slope and rise) depths (100 to 5000 m). Research results from his projects have had uptake in many Australian marine fisheries and conservation management initiatives and policy settings, such as design and zoning of Australia’s network of offshore marine parks, and spatial management in fisheries.

Experience

  • 1992–2018
    Research Scientist, CSIRO