Beth Fulton is a Principal Research Scientist with the CSIRO where she is the head of ecosystem modelling. She has a BSc Hons I, majoring in Marine Biology and Mathematics, from James Cook University, Townsville (1997) and a Ph.D. on ecosystem model complexity from the University of Tasmania (2001). Beth's career has centred on marine ecosystems and their use. She has developed many modelling tools for exploring the sustainable multiple use management of complex coastal socioecological systems. The best known is the Atlantis modelling framework, which has been applied in more than 20 marine ecosystems around the world to provide advice on managing potentially competing uses of marine environments, indicators and monitoring, and adaptation to global change.