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Details of Dr. Catherine Mary Dichmont   


Gender female
Job title Senior Principal Research Scientist
Department Ocean and Atmosphere FLagship
Ecosciences Precinct 41 Boggo Road Dutton Park 4102
CSIRO Ecosciences Precinct 41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel 61-7-3833 5925
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Website http://people.csiro.au/D/C/Cathy-Dichmont.aspx
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Fisheries, Aquaculture , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Region Tropical and sub-tropical Australia and south-east Asia, previously temperate an
Skills/Expertise Stock Assessment, Management Strategy Evaluation, Survey design, Modeling, Effects of trawling models
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Catherine DICHMONT)

Christian H. Moeseneder, Leo Dutra, Nick Ellis, Sharon Tickell, Tom Taranto, William de la Mare, Cathy Dichmont, Peter Bayliss, Ricardo Pascual, Fabio Boschetti, Pascal Perez, Olivier Thebaud, Toni Cannard, Sean Pascoe. 2015. A management strategy interface for the water quality modelling software. Environmental Modelling and Software. 70: 86-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.04.006
Ovenden, J. R., Berry, O., Welch, D. J., Buckworth, R. C., Dichmont, C. M., 2015. Ocean's eleven: a critical evaluation of the role of population, evolutionary and molecular genetics in the management of wild fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 16, 125-159, doi:10.1111/faf.12052.
Dutra, L., Bustamante, R. Sporne, I.I. van Putten, I., Dichmont, C.M. Ligtermoet, E., Sheaves, M.M.S., Deng, R. 2015. Organizational drivers that strengthen adaptive capacity in the coastal zone of Australia. Ocean and Coastal Management. 109: 64-76.
Brooks, K., Schirmer, J., Pascoe, S., Triantafillos, L., Jebreen, E., Cannard, T., Dichmont, C.M. 2015. Selecting and assessing social objectives for Australian fisheries management. Marine Policy.53: 111-122.
Gourguet, S., The?baud, O., Dichmont, C.M., Jennings, S., Little, R., Pascoe, S., Deng, R., Doyen, L. 2014. Risk versus economic performance in a mixed fishery. Ecological Economics. 99: 110-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.01.013.
Pascoe, S., Brooks, K., Cannard, T., Dichmont, C.M., Jebreen, E., Schirmer, J. Triantafillos, L. 2014. Social objectives of fisheries management: what are managers? priorities? Oceans and Coastal Management. 98: 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.05.014
Dowling, N., Dichmont, C.M., Smith, A., Smith, D.S. 2013. From low- to high-value fisheries: Is it possible to quantify the trade-off between management cost, risk and catch? Marine Policy. 40:41-52. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.12.009.
Dichmont, C.M., Pascoe, S., Jebreen, E., Pears, R., Brooks, K., Perez, P. 2013. Choosing a fishery?s governance structure using data poor methods. Marine Policy. 37: 123?131. DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.02.018.
Pascoe, S., Dichmont, C.M., Brooks, K., Pears, R., Jebreen, E. 2013. Management objectives of Queensland trawl fisheries: putting the horse before the cart. Marine Policy. 37: 115?122. DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.02.016
Ceccarelli, D.M., McKinnon, A.D., Andréfouët, S., Allain, V., Young, J., Gledhill, D.C., Flynn, A., Bax, N.J., Beaman, R., Borsa, P., Brinkman, R., Bustamante, R.H., Campbell, R., Cappo, M, Cravatte, S, D'Agata, S, Dichmont, C.M., Dunstan, PK, Dupouy, C, Edgar, G, Farman, R, Furnas, M, Garrigue, C, Hutton, T, Kulbicki, M, Letourneur, Y, Lindsay, D, Menkes, C, Mouillot, D, Parravicini, V, Payri, C, Pelletier, B, Richer de Forges, B, Ridgway, K, Rodier, M, Samadi, S, Schoeman, D, Skewes, T, Swearer, S, Vigliola, L, Wantiez, L, Williams, A, Williams, A, Richardson, AJ. 2013. The Coral Sea: Physical Environment, Ecosystem Status and Biodiversity Assets. Advances in Marine Biology. 66:213-290.
Dichmont, C.M., Deng, R.A., Punt, A.E., Venables, W.N., Hutton, T. 2012. From input to output controls in a short-lived species: the case of the Northern Prawn Fishery. Marine and Freshwater Research. 63: 727?739. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF12068.
Pascoe, S., Coglan, L., Punt, A.E., Dichmont, C.M. 2012. Impacts of vessel capacity reduction programs on efficiency in fisheries: the case of Australia?s multispecies northern prawn fishery. Journal of Agricultural Economics. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2011.00333.x.
Punt, A.E., Deng, R.A., Pascoe, S., Dichmont, C.M., Zhou, S., Plagányi, É.E., Hutten, T., Venables, W.N., Kenyon, R., van der Velde, T. 2011. Calculating optimal effort and catch trajectories for multiple species modelled using a mix of size-structured, delay-difference and biomass dynamics models. Fisheries Research. 109:201-211.
Plagányi, E., Bell, J., Bustamante, R. Dambacher, J.M. Dennis, D., Dichmont, C.M., Dutra, L.X.C., Fulton, E., Hobday, A., van Putten, I., Smith, F., Smith, T., Zhou, S. 2011. Modelling climate-change effects on Australian and Pacific aquatic ecosystems: a review of analytical tools and management implications. Marine and Freshwater Research. Marine and Freshwater Research. 62: 1132-1147.
Pascoe, S, Vieira, S., Dichmont, C.M., Punt, A.E., 2011. Optimal vessel size and output in the Australian northern prawn fishery: a restricted profit function approach. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 55:107-125.
Punt, A.E., Deng, R.A., Dichmont, C.M., Kompas, T., Venables, W.N., Zhou, S., Pascoe, S., Hutten, T., Kenyon, R., van der Velde, T. 2010. Integrating size-structured assessment and bio-economic management advice in Australia?s Northern Prawn Fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 67:1785-1801
Dichmont, C.M., Brown, I.W. 2010. Successful management of a data-poor fishery using simple decision rules. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 2: 1-13
Kompas, T., Dichmont, C.M., Punt, A.E., Deng, A., Che, T. N., Bishop, J., Gooday, P., Ye, Y. and Zhou, S. 2010. Maximizing Profits and Conserving Stocks in the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 54: 281-299
Punt, A.E., Buckworth, R.C., Dichmont, C.M., Ye, Y. 2009. Performance of methods for estimating size-transition matrices using tag-recapture data. Marine and Freshwater Research. 60: 168?182.
Toscas, P. J. Vance, D.J., Burridge, C.Y., Dichmont, C.M., Zhou, S., Venables, W.N., Pendrey, R.C. and Donovan, A. 2009. Spatio-temporal Modelling of Prawns in Albatross Bay, Karumba and Mornington Island, Fisheries Research. 96(2-3): 173-187.
Venables, W.N., Ellis, N., Punt, A.E., Dichmont, C.M., Deng, R.A. 2009. A Simulation Strategy for Fleet Dynamics in Australia?s Northern Prawn Fishery: Effort Allocation at Two Scales. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 66: 631-645.
Zhou, S., Punt, A.E., Deng, A., Dichmont, C.M., Ye, Y., Venables, W.N., Pascoe, S. 2009. Modified Bayesian biomass dynamics model for assessment of short-lived invertebrates: a comparison for tropical tiger prawns. Marine and Freshwater Research 60: 1298-1308.
Zhou, S., Vance, D., Dichmont, C.M., Burridge, C.Y., Toscas, P.J. 2008. Estimating prawn abundance and catchability from catch-effort data: comparison of fixed and random effects models using maximum likelihood and hierarchical Bayesian methods. Marine and Freshwater Research 59: 1-9.
Dichmont, C.M., Deng, A., Punt, A.E., Ellis, N., Venables, W.N., Kompas, T., Ye, Y., Zhou, S., Bishop, J. 2008. Beyond biological performance measures in Management Strategy Evaluation: Bringing in economics and the effects of trawling on the benthos. Fisheries Research 94: 238-250.
Zhou, S., Dichmont, C.M., Burridge, C.Y., Venables, W.V., Toscas, P.J., Vance, D. 2007. Is catchability density-dependent for schooling prawns? Fisheries Research 85: 23?36.
Dichmont, C.M., Deng, A., Punt, A., Venables, W. and Haddon, M. 2006. Management Strategies for short lived species: the case of Australia?s Northern Prawn Fishery. 1. Accounting for multiple species, spatial structure and implementation uncertainty when evaluating risk. Fisheries Research. 82: 204?220.
Dichmont, C.M., Deng, A., Punt, A., Venables, W. and Haddon, M. 2006. Management Strategies for short lived species: the case of Australia?s Northern Prawn Fishery 3. Factors affecting management and estimation performance. Fisheries Research. 82: 235?245.
Dichmont, C.M., Deng, A., Punt, A., Venables, W. and Haddon, M. 2006. Management Strategies for short lived species: the case of Australia?s Northern Prawn Fishery 2. Choosing appropriate management strategies using input controls. Fisheries Research. 82: 221?234.
Deng, R., Dichmont, C.M., Milton, D., Vance, D. 2005. Can VMS data restricted to GPS data at large time scale be used to study trawling intensity and population depletion? The example of the Australia?s NPF. Canadian Journal of Marine Science. 62: 611?622.
Blaber, S.J.M., Dichmont, C.M., Buckworth, R.C., Badrudin, Sumiono, B., Fegan, B., Ramm, D.C., Salini, J.P. 2005. Shared stocks of snappers (Lutjanidae) in Australia and Indonesia: research outcomes and management scenarios. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 15 (1-2): 111-127.
Venables, W. and Dichmont, C.M. 2004. A Generalized Linear Model for Catch Allocation: An Example from Australia?s Northern Prawn Fishery. Fisheries Research. 70 (2-3): 405-422.
Venables, W. and Dichmont, C.M. 2004. GLMs, GAMs and GLMMs: an Overview of Theory for Applications in Fisheries Research. Fisheries Research. 70(2-3): 315-333
Dichmont, C.M., Punt, A.E, Deng, A, Dell, Q and Venables, W. 2003. Application of a weekly delay-difference model to commercial catch and effort data for tiger prawns in Australia?s Northern Prawn Fishery. Fisheries Research. 65: 335-350.
Dichmont, C.M., Butterworth, D.S. & Cochrane, K. 2000. Towards adaptive approaches to management of the South African abalone Haliotis midae fishery. South African Journal of Marine Science. 22: 33-42.
Wood, A.D., Buxton, C.D. & Raubenheimer, C.M. 1999. Aspects of the biology of the abalone Haliotis midae (Linne, 1758) on the east coast of South Africa. III. Age and growth. South African Journal of Marine Science. 17.
Crawford, R., Underhill, L.G., Raubenheimer, C.M., Dyer, B.M. & Martin, J. 1992. Top predators in the Benguela ecosystem - implications of their trophic position. South African Journal of Marine Science 12: 675-687.
Eekhout, S. Raubenheimer, C.M., Branch, G.M., Bosman, A.L. & Bergh, M.O. 1992. A holistic approach to the exploitation of intertidal stocks. South African Journal of Marine Science 12: 1017-1029.
Raubenheimer, C.M. & Day, J.A. 1991. In vitro leaching of two sclerophyllous plants. Hydrobiologia 224: 167-174.
Pascoe, S., Dichmont, C.M., Vieira, S., Kompas, T., Buckworth, R., Carter, D. 2013. A Retrospective Evaluation of Sustainable Yields for Australia?s Northern Prawn Fishery: An alternative view. Fisheries. 38(11):502-508, DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2013.848342
White, W.T., Last, P.R., Dharmadi, Faizah, R., Chodriyah, U., Buckworth, R.C., Dichmont, C.M. 2014. Rapid Fishery Assessment by Market Survey (RFAMS). An Improved Rapid-Assessment Approach to Characterising Fish Landings in Developing Countries. PLOS ONE 9(10): e109182. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109182.
Dutra, L.X.C, Ellis, N., Perez. P., Dichmont, C.M., de la Mare, W., Boschetti, F. 2014. Drivers influencing adaptive management: a retrospective evaluation of water quality decisions in South East Queensland, Australia. AMBIO. Volume 43(8): 1069-1081. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-014-0537-4.
Dichmont, C.M., Ellis, N., Bustamante, R., Deng, A.R., Tickle, S., Pascual, R., Lozano-Montes, H., Griffiths, S. 2013. Evaluating marine spatial closures with multiple conflicting objectives. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50(4): 1060-1070. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12110. Editors choice.
Pascoe, S, Punt, A., Dichmont, C.M., 2010. Targeting ability and output controls in Australia\'s multispecies Northern Prawn Fishery. European Review of Agricultural Economics. 37(3): 313-334.
Blaber, S.J.M., Dichmont, C.M., White, W., Buckworth, R., Sadiyah, L., Nurhakim, S., Iskandar, B., Pillans, R., , Andamari, R., Dharmadi, Fahmi. 2009. Elasmobranch fisheries in southern Indonesia: the fisheries, the status of the stocks and management options. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 19(3): 367-391.
Young, J.W., McKinnon, D.A., Brinkman, R., Bustamante, R., Cappo, M., Ceccarelli, D., Dichmont, C.M., Doherty, P., Furnas, M., Gledhill, D., Griffiths, S., Hutton, T., Ridgway, K., Smith, D.M., Skewes, T., Williams, T., Richardson, A.J. 2012 Workshop on the ecosystem and fisheries of the Coral Sea: an Australian perspective on research and management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 22 (3): 827-834, DOI 10.1007/s11160-011-9251-5.
Bishop, J. Venables, W.N., Sterling, D.J. and Dichmont, C.M. 2008. Standardising catch rates ? is logbook data by itself enough? ICES J. Mar. Sci. 65(2): 255-266.
Dichmont, C.M., Dredge, M.C.L. and Yeomans, K. 2000. A new large-scale saucer scallop survey in Queensland. Journal of Shellfish Research. 19(2):733-739.
Deng, R.A., Punt, A.E., Dichmont, C.M., Buckworth, R., Burridge, C.R. 2014. Improving catch prediction for tiger prawns in the Australian northern prawn fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 72(1), 117?129. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu033
Dichmont, C.M., Pascoe, S., Kompas, T., Punt, A.E., Deng, A.R. 2010. Operationalising MEY ? theory hits reality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(1): 16-21.
Deroba, J.J., Butterworth, D.S., Methot, R.D. Jr., De Oliveira, J.A.A., Fernandez, C., Nielsen, A., Cadrin, S.X., Dickey-Collas, M., Legault, C.M., Ianelli, J., Valero, J.L., Needle, C.L., O?Malley, J.M., Chang, Y-J., Thompson, G.G., Canales, C., Swain, D.P., Miller, D.C.M., Hintzen, N.T., Bertignac, M., Ibaibarriaga, L., Silva, A., Murta, A., Kell, L.T., de Moor, C.L., Parma, A.M., Dichmont, C.M., Restrepo, V.R., Ye, Y., Jardim, P.D. Spencer, P.D., Hanselman, D.H., Blaylock, J., Mood, M., Hulson, P.-J. F. 2015. Simulation testing the robustness of stock assessment models to error: some results from the ICES Strategic Initiative on Stock Assessment Methods. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 72(1): 19-30. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fst237.

Created: 2006-08-21 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Catherine DICHMONT