Councillor: 2019 -
Ana Lara-Lopez is the Scientific Officer at Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS). She provides senior scientific management support and advice to IMOS and Chairs the Australian Coastal and Oceans Modelling and Observations workshop. She has recently led the creation of the Marine Science and Data online lectures through the University of Tasmania and had a leading role in establishing the new IMOS Larval Fish Observing facility. She completed her bachelor in Science and Master in Science in marine biology at the National University of Mexico and her PhD at the University of Tasmania in 2006. She worked as a postdoctoral research scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California working for the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations long-term program and the California Current Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research project. She has over 20 years’ experience in marine research working from estuaries to the deep ocean with her work focused on biological oceanography and ecology. Her experience also includes fisheries management at the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and environmental consulting at Coffey Environments.