Tom Okey is a Senior Quantitative Marine Ecologist with CSIRO Marine Research in Australia. He became a research associate and a graduate student at the Fisheries Centre after an appointment as a visiting scientist during 1998 and 1999. Tom's PhD work (2004, Zoology) explored alternate community states in four marine ecosystems through the combined application of whole ecosystem trophic modeling and empirical field studies. During the late 1990s, Tom developed marine conservation policies for Pacific waters under U.S. and California jurisdiction as the Pacific Fisheries Program Director for the Centre for Marine Conservation. He is also the founder and Science Director of the public charity Conservation Science Institute.
Wright, B.A. and T.A. Okey. 2004. Creating a sustainable future?. Science 304(5679):1903.
Okey, T. A. 2004. Strategy as ecology. Harvard Business Review 82(9):132
Okey, T.A. 2004. Shifted community states in four marine ecosystems: some potential mechanisms. PhD Thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 173 pp.
Okey, T. A., S. Banks, A.F. Born, R.H. Bustamante, M. Calvopina, G.J. Edgar, E. Espinoza, J.M. Farina, L.E. Garske, G.K. Reck, S. Salazar, S. Shepherd, V. Toral-Granda, P. Wallem. 2004. A trophic model of a Galapagos subtidal rocky reef for evaluating fisheries and conservation strategies. Ecological Modelling 172(2-4): 383-401.
Okey, T.A., G.A. Vargo, S. Mackinson, M. Vasconcellos, B. Mahmoudi, C.A. Meyer. 2004. Simulating community effects of sea floor shading by plankton blooms over the West Florida shelf. Ecological Modelling 172(2-4): 339-359.
Okey, T.A., and B. A. Wright. 2004. Toward ecosystem-based extraction policies for Prince William Sound, Alaska: Integrating conflicting objectives and rebuilding pinnipeds. Bulletin of Marine Science 74(3): 727-747.
Okey, T.A. 2003. Membership of the eight regional fishery management councils in the United States: Are special interests over-represented? Marine Policy 27(3):193-206.
Okey, T.A. 2003. Macrobenthic colonist guilds and renegades in Monterey Canyon drift algae: partitioning multidimensions. Ecological Monographs 73(3): 415-440.
Okey, T.A. 2003. Witnessing Okhotsk Sea changes. FishBytes 9(1):1-2.
Okey, T.A., Shepherd, S.A., and P. Martinez. 2003. A new record of anemone barrens in the Galapagos. Noticias de Galapagos 62: 17-20.
Okey, T.A. (2002) Simulating extreme fishing policies in Prince William Sound, Alaska: A preliminary evaluation of an ecosystem-based policy analysis tool). University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre Research Reports 10(2):94-108.
Okey, T.A. (2001) A 'straw-man' Ecopath model of the Middle Atlantic Bight continental shelf, United States. University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre Research Reports 9(4):151-166.
Okey, T.A. and R. Pugliese (2001) A preliminary Ecopath model of the Atlantic continental shelf adjacent to the Southeastern United States. University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre Research Reports 9(4):167-181.
Okey, T.A. and D.C. Zeller (2001) Finding solutions to global fisheries woes in the Galapagos. Sea Around Us Newsletter 8. January/February 2001.
Okey, T.A. and G.A. Harrington (1999) Criteria for designing ecosystem-based, experimental management programs: bottom trawling and the Bering Sea ecosystem. pp. 425-446 In: Ecosystem approaches for fisheries management. University of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-99-01, Fairbanks.
Okey, T. A. and D. Pauly (1999) A mass-balanced model of trophic flows in Prince William Sound: De-compartmentalizing ecosystem knowledge. pp. 621-635 In: Ecosystem Approaches for Fisheries Management. University of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-99-01, Fairbanks.
Okey, T.A. (2000) Lost eden: A marine ecologist's search for meaning in an oil spill. E-Magazine, May-June 2000,
Okey, T.A. 1997. Sediment flushing observations, earthquake flushing, and benthic community changes in Monterey Canyon head. Continental Shelf Research 17(8):877-897.
Okey, T.A. (1993) Natural disturbances and benthic communities in Monterey Canyon Head (Abstract). MS Thesis, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and San Jose State University, 97 pp.