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Dr. Ron Thresher

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Employment History

  • Researcher
    Industrial Research Organization
  • Fisheries Biologist
    Industrial Research Organization
  • Chief Scientist
  • Affiliate
  • Marine Ecologist
  • Foundation Head
    CSIRO Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D. , fish behavior and ecology
    University of Miami
74 Total References
Web References
CSIRO - Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation, 25 Mar 2010 [cached]
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Profile : Ron Thresher Research Scientist
Ron is a marine ecologist with diverse interests, ranging from effects of climate on recruitment variability of inshore fish and crustaceans and management of invasive species to use of deep-sea corals as indicators of paleo-climate and oceanography. He got his Ph.D. in fish behavior and ecology at the University of Miami, and did post-doctoral work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Sydney. He joined the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in 1983. He was the foundation head of the CSIRO Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests (CRIMP) and since 1997, he has lead a project aimed at developing genetic technologies for controlling introduced pest species (with a particular emphasis on carp). He has had a long interest in the use of the chemical composition of otoliths ("ear stones") in fish as possible markers of their movements and ecology, and recently broadened that interest to include analysis of the similar composition of deep-sea corals as indicators of long-term changes in ocean conditions and its implications for both understanding climate variability, the biodiversity and ecology of marine organisms and the viability of deep-sea reef communities.
Commonwealth Scientific and ..., 7 May 2007 [cached]
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization researcher Ron Thresher said this trend could have huge implications for the long-term sustainability of the marine ecosystem."Eventually (marine life) will reach a point where they can't cope," Thresher said.
"There's no question that the ..., 30 April 2007 [cached]
"There's no question that the shallow-water fish are tracking our local version of global climate warming," said Tasmania, Australia-based Ronald Thresher, a fisheries biologist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.
The faster growth, he added, could make the near-surface fish more resilient to overfishing. (Related: "Warming Oceans Put Kink in Food Chain, Study Says" [January 30, 2007].)
By contrast, deepwater fish are growing 20 to 30 percent slower than they were 50 years ago. Their slowing growth rates correlate with a long-term cooling of the deep waters.
The cause of the cooling trend is unclear. But analysis of deepwater corals suggests it has been going on for centuries and may be independent of global warming, Thresher said ... "
The unpredicted benefit to global warming.
CSIRO - Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation, 20 Jan 2015 [cached]
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'We need to closely analyse the ..., 14 Jan 2009 [cached]
'We need to closely analyse the samples and measurements we collected before we can determine what has caused this,' said the CSIRO's chief scientist, Ron Thresher.
'If our analysis identifies this phenomenon as the cause of the reef system's demise, then the impact we are seeing now below 1300 metres might extend to the shallower portions of the deep-reefs over the next 50 years, threatening this entire community,' Dr Thresher said.
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