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Biographical entry Hatton, Tom

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Biologist, Ecologist and Water supply expert

Summary

Tom Hatton is an expert in water resource management. He has worked with the CSIRO for over 20 years on projects to do with salinity and tree water use and catchment management. He was notably involved in the Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project (2007-2008). In 2004 Hatton was appointed Director of the CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. His research into tree water use and allocation led to the development of the Greenspan sapflow meter, a tool which significantly improved the accuracy and ease with which tree water use was monitored. Hatton's work in this area helped to raise public awareness of the issue of salinisation. In 2009, Hatton became the Director of the CSIRO's Wealth From Oceans Flagship.

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1981
Education - Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude), Range Management (Humboldt State University, California, USA)
1986
Education - PhD in Range Science with a thesis titled Redevelopment of Plant Communities on a Surface Coal Mine (Utah State University, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
1997 - 2004
Career position - Officer-in-Charge of CSIRO Land and Water (WA) Laboratories
c. 2002 - c. 2004
Career position - Western Australian Co-ordinator of the Water for Healthy Country Flagship Program
c. 2002 - c. 2004
Career position - Deputy Chief of CSIRO's Land and Water Division
2004 - 2009
Career position - Director of the CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship
2009 -
Career position - Director of the CSIRO's Wealth From Oceans Flagship

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