Everything is part of the ecology of the biosphere. The challenge of the age is closing the myriad of simple feedback loops within our biosphere to achieve sustainable human colonization of our planet: Biospherics.
Functioning as the nexus of independently consulting scientists, Biospherics Pty Ltd was established in 1989 by Dr Jeremy Prince for consulting, research and development. Working on the interface between government and the fishing communities, Biospherics consults to government, fishing communities, philanthropic and non-government organisations, and conducts competitively funded and invitation-only research and development projects of interest.
During the late 1990s and 2000s, Biospherics Pty Ltd completed over $3.4 million of Australian Commonwealth Government research and development projects spanning a wide range of Australia’s largest commercial fisheries; from shallow water abalone, rock lobster and shrimp, to deep water sharks and bentho-pelagic trawl fish assemblages.
Through the vehicle of Biospherics P/L, Dr Prince has carved-out a uniquely independent role in the field of Australian fisheries, and an international practice in the assessment and management of subsistence and small-scale and data-poor fisheries. Since making a break through in the assessment of small scale fisheries in 2010, Biospherics P/L’s has been primarily funded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation’s Western Pacific Program. Funding through to 2020 allows the Barefoot Ecologists Toolbox for community based fisheries to be finally put into action.