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Dr Rodrigo Bustamante is a senior research scientist with the CSIRO in Brisbane, Australia. Rodrigo has more than 25 year of experience as an experimental marine ecologist that has conducted ecological sciences and evidence-based coastal-marine research in Chile, Southern Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and for the past 13 years, in Australia. He works at the interface of coastal-marine ecosystem conservation and the natural resource management that supports the development of science-based environmental policies. His current research includes implementation of spatial-explicit forms of ecosystem-based management applied to multiple-uses, with fisheries in particular, in coastal-marine systems. Rodrigo also works on the interdisciplinary research needed to assess and incorporate likely impacts on marine and coastal biodiversity and its effects on human values, services and assets. His focus now is on developing decision-support and model-based systems that evaluate the likely options and trade-offs of adaptations and mitigations responses to climate change affecting the oceans and coasts