Master marine modeler 

Beth Fulton FTSE FAA

Beth Fulton, 2022 New Fellow

Dr Beth Fulton, FTSE FAA

Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere (TAS) 

Dr Elizabeth Fulton is a trailblazer in the sustainable management of marine environments. Her whole-of-system modelling tools are considered world-best by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization. 

Beth’s influential doctoral thesis set out the theory and rules for large-scale marine ecosystem modelling. It is required reading for fisheries graduate courses globally. She is acclaimed for developing Atlantis, the first marine systems model to span microbes and nutrient dynamics, through the food web, to human decision-making and management processes. 

Beth collaborates widely and is helping to push for greater First Nations involvement in research at CSIRO. 

Hailed as a ‘once in a generation scientist and thinker’, Beth advises governments and global institutions. At mid-career, she is already a global leader.