Alison Green

alison-green Dr. Alison Green is a senior marine scientist with The Nature Conservancy’s Indo-Pacific Division. Alison has 25 years’ experience in coral reef conservation and management, and her areas of expertise include coral reef fish ecology, marine spatial planning, and monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of marine conservation. Since Alison started working with the Conservancy 10 years ago, she’s provided scientific advice and training to field practitioners in marine conservation in over 20 countries in the Western Pacific, Southeast Asia, West Indian Ocean, Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, she is focused on providing scientific advice for marine spatial planning in the Coral Triangle, Micronesia and beyond. Alison is an Aussie who lives in Brisbane, Australia. You can read Alison's previous blogs on Conservancy Talk. (Photo Credit: Emre Turak)

Alison's Posts

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Designing a Resilient Network of Marine Protected Areas

December 5th, 2012

The Banda Islands are a high priority for marine conservation, and an important area to expand the coverage of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Indonesia. More

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Conservation

November 20th, 2012

The Banda Islands have a rich and violent history as the Spice Islands. More

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Refuge for an Endangered Species

November 20th, 2012

Napoleon Wrasse are never very abundant, although they do form small aggregations of tens to more than a 100 fish to reproduce. They also change sex from female to male, so most small adults are female and it is mainly the males that exceed 1m in length. Sometimes around spawning time, you can see a harem of Napoleon Wrasse comprising a large male and several smaller females. More

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Corals and Volcanoes

November 20th, 2012

The coral reefs of the Banda Islands have some of the most spectacular and resilient reefs in the world. One of the reasons for this, is that they are in the heart of the Coral Triangle ⎯ the epicentre of marine diversity. More

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Rapid Marine Assessment

November 20th, 2012

Last week (November 7-16th 2012) Conservancy scientist Alison Green traveled to the Banda Islands to help the Coral Triangle Centre conduct a second rapid marine assessment, which focused on collecting the social and ecological information required to design a resilient network of MPAs for the area. More

Finding Inspiration in a Changing World

October 4th, 2012

Marine scientist Ali Green saw swirling barracuda, spawning unicornfish and a rare sight—a healthy coral reef—while diving at a remote seamount off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Watch video from her dive. More

Australia Floods: The Human and Marine Toll

February 4th, 2011

Our marine scientist in Brisbane, Ali Green, explains how her house was saved and why the Great Barrier Reef might not be so lucky. More

Measuring Success and Adaptive Management in Papua New Guinea

September 28th, 2010

The Conservancy implemented a strategy to help communities create a network of Marine Protected Areas. One of our senior marine scientists takes a closer look to see if we're really getting the desired results. More

Predicting Coral Bleaching in Kimbe Bay

September 3rd, 2010

Sea surface temperatures monitored via satellite by NOAA rise, sending a Conservancy scientist and her team underwater for a rapid reef survey. Find out what they found and what could happen in the coming months. More

Sacrificial Reefs

August 24th, 2010

Are we loving some coral reefs to death? Conservancy scientist Ali Green tells a horror story from Thailand of reef overuse...and asks why all reefs don't deserve some protection. More

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