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Britta Schaffelke

Research Program Leader - A Healthy and Sustainable Great Barrier Reef, Australian Institute of Marine Science

I am a Research Program Leader at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). For the past 20 years I have worked in research and management of environmental impacts, with a focus on the Great Barrier Reef. I am particularly interested in the responses of marine ecosystems to deteriorating marine water quality, coastal development, a changing climate, and species introductions. At AIMS, I lead a 30+ staff strong Research Program focusing on assessing condition and trends of GBR coral reefs, and understanding their vulnerability to climate change and ocean acidification, especially in interaction with local and regional environmental pressures


  • –present
    Research Program Leader - Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in Tropical Australia , Australian Institute of Marine Science