Elizabeth Ingrid van Putten is a research scientist with the ecosystems modeling team at the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, in Hobart, Australia. Her background is in economics and environmental studies. Dr. van Putten has a particular interest in applying behavioral economics to help address fisheries and natural resource management problems. In her past research, she has focused on understanding social and economic decision making by marine resource users (whether they are commercial fishers, recreational fishers, the aquaculture industry, or tourists) and comprehending their interactions with the biophysical marine environment. She uses empirical approaches (such as interviews and different survey techniques) but also uses different modeling tools and approaches (e.g. Bayesian and network analysis). She believes combining real data and models to represent resource user behavior and interactions at the appropriate level of complexity is a powerful tool to help plan appropriate management interventions.