Keith Hayes is currently a senior research scientist leading CSIRO’s Data 61 Ecological and Environmental Risk Assessment (DEERA) team in the Hobart laboratories
His research interests focus on the key steps in quantitative environmental risk assessment: hazard analysis, probabilistic risk calculations, uncertainty
analysis and monitoring.
Keith’s team recently completed probabilistic risk assessments for the importation and contained field trials of genetically modified mosquitoes in Africa
mosquitoes are the first stages in a development pathway of a gene-drive technology designed to eradicate malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The team also
recently helped design, develop and implement a landscape-level, cumulative, probabilistic risk assessment of the impacts of coal resource development
on water resources and water-dependent assets as part Bioregional Assessments programme (http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au