Research Assistant, Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz centre for polar and marine research, Germany
Public Outreach, Site Selection
My main focus is on conducting outreach to the public developing 1) educational material e. g. for German highschool students and teachers, 2) information material for interested visitors e.g. info boards and flyer, 3) an interactive online platform to increase the knowledge on the native oyster and its valuable ecosystem functions.
MASTS Reader / Associate Professor, Hariot-Watt University, UK
Ostrea edulis, Other Bivalve Species
Biosecurity, Disease, Ecosystem Service Quantification, Invasive Species, Monitoring, Oyster Habitat Restoration, Public Outreach, Seed Production, Site Selection
Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project
Societal benefits, restoration, ecology, biodiversity & monitoring of: 1. Shellfish reefs, 2. Marine Protected Areas 3. Priority habitats of nature conservation importance, The win-win between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem function and marine development Biodiversity mapping and management in Marine Spatial Planning Sustainable development and habitat use by species of high biodiversity conservation importance
My primary focus is on the delivery of physical restoration of native oyster populations and habitat. In managing the ENORI project I have developed a broad knowledge of all things oysters. Key considerations and particular interests within our habitat restoration work include supply and type of cultch, biosecurity, monitoring and delivery of public outreach. I have a mixed disciplinary background, I have completed research projects and have spent time working within the bivalve aquaculture industry.
Scientific Officer, Blue Marine Foundation / University of Portsmouth / University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Ostrea edulis, Crassostrea gigas
Aquaculture, Biosecurity, Disease, Invasive Species, Monitoring, Oyster Habitat Restoration, Public Outreach, Seed Production, Site Selection
Solent Oyster Restoration Project / The Wild Oysters Project
Primarily focused on providing a strong scientific foundation for the Solent Oyster Restoration Project, my intrests are broad as there are many issues to consider within our system. My previous research has involved invasive species, restoration aquaculture systems, disease and associated biodiversity. More recently we have been working on scaling up reef restoration and I have been encouraging the movement towards integrated ecosystem restoration (Oysters, Saltmarsh, Seagrass and Kelp). Outreach, communication and engement with a range of audiences is also something that I keen to develop across Europe following our successful activities in the UK.
Marine Program Manager, Florida, U.S.A., The Nature Conservancy, United States
Other Bivalve Species
Oyster Habitat Restoration, Public Outreach
Native oysters in Florida
I have been involved in marine conservation work for more than 30 years in my adopted home of Florida. I joined The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 2004 and as TNC’s Marine Program Manager in Florida, I am responsible for guiding work on restoring and managing coastal systems that include habitat restoration, management and policy actions, and convening diverse stakeholders to tackle issues affecting Florida’s estuarine systems. I have a special affinity for oyster habitat and I am currently managing a large-scale oyster habitat restoration project and the development of an oyster ecosystem-based fisheries management plan for the Greater Pensacola Bay System in Florida.