Principal Research Scientist, Biosecurity
Organisation:Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
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Dr. Darren Kriticos is a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO, working in the Biosecurity and Agriculture Flagships, and is an Honorary Professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland.

Dr. Kriticos' is an ecologist whose research is centred on developing and applying ecological models to study invasion biology and pest management under current and future climates.
His broad interests span a range of applied ecological questions in fields as diverse as Biosecurity, Climate adaptation, Food security and Food safety.

Dr. Kriticos believes strongly in the value of developing and applying generic solutions to solving modelling problems. This is reflected in his efforts to develop CLIMEX and DYMEX Version 4, and the collaborative CLiMond climate data repository for bioclimatic modellers.