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Mark John Costello

Professor, Nord University

Mark has over 30 years of experience studying marine biodiversity and biogeography, including teaching courses on Marine Protected Areas, supervising over 65 graduate students, and over 270 peer-reviewed publications.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, Nord University (Norway)
  • 2004–2022
    Professor, University of Auckland (NZ)
  • 2000–2004
    Executive Director, The Huntsman Marine Science Centre (Canada)
  • 1997–2000
    Managing Director, Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ireland)
  • 1990–1997
    lecturer, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)


  • 1987 
    National University of Ireland (Cork), PhD
  • 1982 
    National University of Ireland (Galway), BSc Hon.


New Zealand Association of Scientists Shorland Medal, National University of Ireland Galway Alumni Award, New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Annual Award