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 Raja Ampat Islands: Does Size Matter?

December 9th, 2009
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(Editor’s note: Conservancy Senior Marine Scientist Alison Green is on an expedition to the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia — amidst some of the most spectacular and biodiverse coral reef ecosystems in the world. Catch up on all her posts from the expedition.) When it comes to coral reef ecology, size really does matter. For […] More

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

December 7th, 2009
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Editor’s note: Conservancy Senior Marine Scientist Alison Green is on an expedition to the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia — amidst some of the most spectacular and biodiverse coral reef ecosystems in the world. Catch up on all her posts from the expedition. When Dr. Seuss wrote the iconic children’s book in the 1960s of […] More

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Jewel of the Coral Triangle

December 3rd, 2009
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Just the name Raja Ampat conjures up all sorts of exotic images — idyllic islands, lush tropical forests, and spectacular coral reefs in the midst of the Coral Triangle. In Bahasa Indonesian, the name Raja Ampat means “Four Kings.” How appropriate for the breathtakingly beautiful islands that comprise the highest marine biodiversity on earth. Over […] More

Listening to Coral Reefs: It’s Loud

September 29th, 2009
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Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine scientist for The Nature Conservancy, recently traveled to Papua New Guinea to see cutting-edge marine work by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Coral Triangle, the most biodiverse marine region on Earth. Also read her  posts from Papua New Guinea on sea-surface monitoring and climate […] More

Cryptic Coral Reef Organisms! (What Are Those?)

September 22nd, 2009
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Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine scientist for The Nature Conservancy, recently traveled to Papua New Guinea to see cutting-edge marine work by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Coral Triangle, the most biodiverse marine region on Earth. Also read her first post from Papua New Guinea on sea-surface monitoring and […] More

Beam Me Up, Scotty! First Satellite Buoy to Monitor Ocean Temps in the Coral Triangle

September 16th, 2009
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What can a buoy in the ocean do in the fight against the effects of climate change? A lot, as I found out last week in the Coral Triangle — the most biodiverse marine region in the world. I visited Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea with three scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […] More

The Coral Triangle: a Refuge from Climate Change?

July 1st, 2009
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The Nature Conservancy contributed to the ground-breaking report “The Coral Triangle and Climate Change: Ecosystems, People and Societies at Risk”, which was released in May at the World Oceans Conference and Coral Triangle Initiative Summit in Manado, Indonesia.  Compilation of the report was led by WWF and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg of the University of Queensland, […] More

What the Coral Triangle Initiative Means to Me

June 4th, 2009
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There has been much excitement recently regarding the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) — a pathbreaking commitment by the governments of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Philippines, East Timor and Malaysia to protect marine resources in the region known as the Coral Triangle, which is the most biodiverse marine area on the planet. […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Farewell…and What’s Next?

March 13th, 2009
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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, has just finished two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Read all her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Our excellent adventure at Palmyra Atoll is now over, […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 9: Shark!

March 9th, 2009
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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Shark: Just the word seems to strike fear in […] More

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