Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
Chris Wilcox joined CSIRO as a senior researcher in the Marine and Atmospheric Research Division in 2005. His research focuses on understanding human impacts on ecological systems and developing feasible, cost effective solutions. He has worked on a wide array of topics including the ecological effects of groundwater withdrawal, fisheries management, eradication of invasive species. His current research focuses in two areas: understanding and ameliorating the impacts of plastic pollution in the ocean and developing analytical tools to support reduction of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.
Local efforts have cut plastic waste on Australia's beaches by almost 30% in 6 years
Jun 09, 2022 08:39 am UTC| Life
Its common to hear about large amounts of plastic waste floating around our oceans. But while the problem of plastic waste is growing globally, in Australia its going the other way. This is because most plastic rubbish...
Crimes at sea: when we frame illegal fishers as human and drug smugglers, everyone loses
Jan 20, 2021 01:51 am UTC| Law
Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing costs economies up to US$50 billion globally each year, and makes up to one-fifth of the global catch. Its a huge problem not only for the 59.5 million people who depend on...
For decades, scientists puzzled over the plastic 'missing' from our oceans – but now it's been found
Mar 15, 2020 16:20 pm UTC| Nature
Youve probably heard that our oceans have become a plastic soup. But in fact, of all the plastic that enters Earths oceans each year, just 1% has been observed floating on the surface. So where is the rest of it? This...
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