Posts by Chris Gerbing

Ocean with cloudy sky above

Predicting the ocean requires mind-boggling technology, from salty robotic drifters and pristine supercomputers. But when it comes to the crunch, what is the first step?

A black and white high resolution scan of a otolith

New methods for estimating fish ages show smaller but long-lived bigeye tuna are part of a sustainable fishery in the western Pacific Ocean.

A bushfire burns in the distance in Victoria.

When a natural disaster occurs, scientists often get asked ‘how did climate change contribute?’. Modelling and data analysis are helping answer this, and other questions about frequency and severity of extremes.

Drone shot of river system with mangroves. blue skies.

We’ve used a novel ecosystem modelling approach to demonstrate how river flows are the lifeblood of marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

A prawn trawler on ocean with setting sun behind

Hidden beneath the waves, the impact of bottom trawling is often talked about but rarely properly understood. A recent CSIRO-led study has quantified that impact on a worldwide scale.

Bleached corals with small fish in background

Ocean acidification is often thought of as a future impact of our changing climate. But exactly what is it, what are its impacts and is it really a problem of the future?

Four people holding and inspecting a green fishing net on the edge of water body.

Engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in marine research can deliver mutual benefits for researchers and Indigenous people. A new survey has investigated scientists’ motivations, perceptions and practices for engaging Traditional Owners.

Blue swimmer crabs in a crate labelled as Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC with the blue tick

How a market-based mechanism designed to recognise and reward sustainable fishing practices captures social benefits; a case study of the Marine Stewardship Council’s Fisheries Standard applied in Western Australia.

Six key messages about climate change and natural disasters from CSIRO climate scientists, presented to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.