Dr Steve Morton is currently an Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences (CES), Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, Australia.
In March 2008, after seven years as Chief of CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems and then Group Executive for Environment and Energy, Dr Morton took up the role of Group Executive, Manufacturing, Materials & Minerals. He served in this role for three years before returning to CES in Alice Springs.
After completing university, Dr Morton worked as a biologist for the Office of the Supervising Scientist at Jabiru in the Northern Territory.
He joined CSIRO in 1984 at our Alice Springs laboratory and transferred to Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, a decade later.
Prior to his appointment as Group Executive, Dr Morton was Chief of CSIRO’s Division of Sustainable Ecosystems.
Dr Morton is one of the country's foremost thinkers on issues facing conservation, land management and ecological sustainability.