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...Dr Keith Hayes
, working on risk assessment for complex ecological problems.
...Dr Keith Hayes
: undertaking risk assessment for complex ecological problemsDr Hayes is a senior research scientist responsible for developing and applying novel risk assessment techniques to complex ecological problems.
...Dr Hayes is a research scientist whose research to understand risk in relation to complex ecological problems is focused on the areas of:
As part of his
work in the area of biological stressors, Dr Hayes
on the:National Introduced Marine Pest Coordinating GroupCoordinative Committee
for Introduced Marine Pest Emergencies. He
has developed a ballast water risk assessment for international and domestic shipping in Australia, and provided the research foundation for the trigger list and monitoring strategy of the Australian National Strategy for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pests.Dr Hayes
is currently engaged in a two-year research project, funded by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis
, exploring uncertainty analysis techniques.
The aims of the project include the investigation of the application of various uncertainty analysis techniques within risk assessment frameworks for biosecurity and water management.
work on ecological indicators, Dr Hayes
takes a systems perspective, within a risk-based approach, to identify indicators of ecosystem health within the South West Marine Region.He
is using loop analysis (qualitative modelling) and decision analysis tools (such as the analytical hierarchy process) to identify and prioritise ecological indicators.
BackgroundDr Hayes joined CSIRO in 1997.Since joining CSIRO he has been the principal investigator for 16 research projects with a combined value in excess of A$1.8 million.
These projects have addressed the risks associated with invasive species, genetically modified organisms and major coastal developments. Prior to joining CSIRO, Dr Hayes began his career in risk assessment with the Institute of Offshore Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK), in 1993.Here he helped to develop quantitative risk assessment techniques for the abandonment and disposal of offshore platforms, and for demersal trawl interactions with subsea well head and pipelines.Dr Hayes was principal architect of the Australian ballast water Decision Support System (DSS) providing an estimated net benefit to the Australian economy of between A$59 - $289 million.
Academic qualificationsDr Hayes
has been awarded a:
professional achievements include:he was principal architect of the Australian ballast water Decision Support System (DSS) providing an estimated net benefit to the Australian economy of between A$59 - $289 million.
Name: Dr Keith Hayes