Partners and Senior Scientists
Dr Johanna Johnson
Vanuatu: +678 5551114 Aust: +61 418760225
Johanna has 26 years' experience in marine research and management in Asia-Pacific, and specialises in climate change vulnerability and adaptation, community-based conservation, marine monitoring, reef resilience, synthesis and providing decision-support. Johanna is based in Vanuatu and is Director of C2O Pacific.
Jane Waterhouse MSc
Aust: +61 (0)409 053 367
Jane has 25 years' experience working in the Great Barrier Reef on water quality, catchment management and science facilitation. She has expertise in assessing interactions from ridge-to-reef, and conducting water quality risk assessments to support improved catchment management.
Affiliated Scientists and Collaborators
Dr Rickard Abom
Aust: +61 (0)424 351 269
Rick has over 15 years' experience working in the Great Barrier Reef in environmental science and tourism. His expertise includes assessing the effects of invasive species on native fauna and strong field work and technical knowledge across marine and terrestrial environments.
Dr Mari-Carmen Pineda
Aust: +61 (0)413 022 758
Mari-Carmen is a marine environmental scientist with over 15 years’ experience in science and environmental research, and specialises in environmental pressures on marine organisms. She has experience working in Spain, France, USA, Panama, South Africa and Australia.
Sandra Erdmann MSc
Aust: +61 (0)421 880 629
Sandra is a marine scientist with expertise in project management and data analysis. She has experience as a researcher in the field and laboratory, and specialises in coral reef ecology and climate change, and is experienced in bioinformatics & programming. She has worked in various European countries, El Salvador and the GBR.
David Welch MSc
Vanuatu: +678 5632627
Aust: +61 (0)414 897 490
Dave has over 28 years' research experience and specialises in fisheries biology and ecology, fisheries stock assessments, monitoring, fisher surveys and climate impacts on fisheries. Dave has worked in tropical Australia, the Pacific and in the Indian Ocean, and is Principal Scientist at C2O Fisheries and C2O Pacific.
Dr Jeffrey Maynard
USA: +1 (910) 616 1096
Jeff is an applied scientist who develops decision-support tools for environmental managers using remote sensing, climate and ecological modelling. He has led projects in the Pacific, Australia, southeast Asia, the USA and Caribbean on resilience and vulnerability to climate change. Jeff is the Director of SymbioSeas in the USA.
Britt Basel MSc
USA/Mexico: +1 (310) 773 7638
Cuba: +53 5 201 3344
Britt specialises in climate change adaptation, community-driven ecosystem solutions, capacity building, disaster risk reduction, community conservation, water management, agro-ecology, and sustainable livelihoods. Her experience spans 42 countries and she is fluent in English and Spanish. Britt is Principle at Ecothropic in Mexico & Cuba.
Dr Michelle Devlin
UK: +44 (0) 7867181303
Michelle was a founding Partner and Senior Scientist at C2O Consulting from 2008 to 2015. She specialised in providing advice to managers and policy makers on water quality issues. She has over 26 years' experience working on coastal and marine ecosystems, particularly environmental monitoring of water quality and eutrophication. Michelle is now based in the UK, leading programs in Europe and the Pacific region.
Vale Dr Jon Brodie
Jon was a Partner and Senior Scientist at C2O Consulting from 2014 until 2020. Jon brought over 40 years' experience in water quality research, monitoring and management in Australia, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Jon worked on projects providing policy advice to governments regarding water quality and catchment activities, and assessing environmental risks of pollutants to marine ecosystems. Jon was instrumental in developing key water quality policies for the GBR and his dedication and honesty will be missed. His passing is a great loss to C2O and the scientific community.
Dr Daniela Ceccarelli
Aust: +61 (0)488 510 702
Daniela is an independent marine ecologist with a PhD in coral reef ecology from James Cook University. She currently works with the AIMS LTMP as a fish ecologist. Her experience spans the Great Barrier Reef, the Pacific, and remote reefs of northwest WA and the Coral Sea.