Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, Partner Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University

Laurence McCook works in science-based management of marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs. He has more than 30 years’ experience, including coral reefs in Australia, China, Indonesia and the “Coral Triangle”, the Pacific and the Caribbean, as well as in temperate ecosystems. Laurence worked at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority from 2003 to 2014, and prior to that, he spent 12 years at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, researching the ecology of coral reef resilience and degradation, the effects of water pollution, climate change and over-use. He is currently collaborating with Chinese scientists to improve marine management on the tropical coast of China, through a Fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, Partner Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University

Education

  • 1992 
    Dalhousie University, Canada, Ph.D. in Marine Science