Simon began his science career studying how Antarctic sea-ice algae survive through the long-dark winter. This led him to live and work in Antarctica for 2.5 years working for both the Australian and British Antarctic programs. A PhD in ‘warmer climes’ brought Simon back to southern Australia where he investigated mechanisms of ecosystem stability for kelp beds in urban environments. His PhD research sparked an interest in restoration and conservation of marine ecosystems and ways that we can scale restoration more effectively.
As our Monitoring Manager, Simon is responsible for overseeing and implementing monitoring for our marine conservation programs in Australia.
Simon is part of the team that's delivering on a bold commitment to rebuild 60 reefs over 6 years across Australia: An initiative to bring shellfish reef ecosystems back from the brink of extinction.
Simon has a PhD in marine ecology from the University of Tasmania. He commenced working at TNC in 2016, and works from our Adelaide office.
Mapping ocean wealth to uncover the value of Australia’s coastal wetlands
Understanding the value of coastal wetlands as a social and economic benefit is key to appreciating their importance and enables coastal wetlands to be factored into decision making at all levels.