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Distinguished Professor, James Cook University

I'm a professorial researcher, focusing on the linkages between coral reef ecosystems and people. My recent work has focussed on the responses of coral reefs to climate change. The objective of most of my research is to improve the governance and management of natural systems and enhance their capacity to sustain human and natural capital. The overarching goal is to integrate the science of coral reef resilience with decision-making and management.


  • –present
    Federation Fellow, ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University


    Johns Hopkins, PhD


Darwin Medal, International Society for Reef Studies; Einsterin Professorship, Australian Academy of Sciences; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science