Principal Researcher, James Cook University

Seagrass and coastal ecosystems ecologist.
Research interests: status and condition of seagrass resources across a range of scales (from local to global); understanding the role of disturbance; determining thresholds of concern and investigating resilience of seagrass ecosystems; relationship between seagrass and associated fauna; the impacts of declining water quality and climate change.
Director of Seagrass-Watch: the world's largest scientific seagrass assessment and monitoring program (
Secretary of the World Seagrass Association Inc. (