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Marine Scientist, James Cook University

Nathan is an applied scientist and specialist in coral reef restoration and capacity building with 20 years experience working in the Pacific and Southeast Asia and now the Red Sea. Nathan has been a passionate advocate for sustainability and stewardship, working with communities, tourism businesses and governments to activate and sustain meaningful on-ground actions to build and support the resilience of coral reefs. He has developed local-specific marine monitoring and assessment programs and establishing innovative coral reef restoration programs in several key locations around the world. His decades of practical experience is underpinned by a Masters in Marine Science. He has authored and co-authored several technical reports and peer review publications.


  • 2021–present
    Social Scientist, James Cook University
  • 2023–present
    Marine Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • –present
    Marine Scientist , James Cook University


  • 2017 
    Southern Cross University , Masters Marine Science


  • 2021
    Lessons learned from small-scale coral outplanting intervention at a restoration site on the Great Barrier Reef,
  • 2020
    Coral restoration – A systematic review of current methods, successes, failures and future directions,