Dr Simon Reeves has worked in a number of roles managing and supporting field programs undertaking oceanographic and biological marine research from the tropics to Antarctica. In these roles he has been lucky enough to spend two years, living and working year round, on Antarctic research bases with the Australian Antarctic Division and the British Antarctic Survey. The highlight from this work was cutting holes in sea-ice and scuba diving in the middle of an Antarctic winter.
As our Mapping Ocean Wealth Coordinator, Simon aims to quantify and communicate the benefits that Australia’s marine habitats provide to people. Simon’s doctoral work examined the resilience of temperate reef systems in urban settings. His research was heavily field-focused and saw him spending long hours underwater undertaking surveys and experiments determining the factors that contribute to the collapse or recovery of temperate reef habitats.
Simon has a Bachelor of Marine Science, a Masters of Antarctic Science and a PhD in kelp forest ecology from the University of Tasmania. He commenced working at TNC in 2016 and works from his office in Adelaide.