Mapping Ocean Wealth Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in Australia
Simon Reeves Mapping Ocean Wealth Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in Australia © TNC

Our people

Simon Reeves

Monitoring Manager, Oceans

Australia

  • Areas of Expertise

    Marine and restoration ecology, Antarctic science, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Biography

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.

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