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 Palmyra Atoll, Day 8: Fluff Balls and Crazy Birds

March 7th, 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.) One of the most endearing aspects of Palmyra is […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 7: A Fish Geek’s Dream

March 5th, 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.) The tropical oceans of the world comprise four major […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 6: Should We Help Mother Nature?

March 4th, 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.) During World War II, Palmyra was one of many […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 5: Corals and Climate Change

March 2nd, 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.) Climate change presents a huge threat to coral reefs, […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 4: Fearless Groupers

March 1st, 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.) Large groupers (like the one above) are very susceptible […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 3: Frigates, Sooties and Boobies Galore

February 28th, 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.) When you land at Palmyra Atoll, one of the […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Manta Ray Alley

February 26th, 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.) Have you ever seen a giant manta ray (Manta […] More

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Day 1

February 25th, 2009
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I’ve wanted to go to Palmyra Atoll ever since I first heard about it many years ago. Palmyra is a remote atoll in the Central Pacific, and a Conservancy preserve. Recently, Palmyra and Kingman Reef were linked as part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, encompassing a staggering 195,000 square miles of ocean. […] More

Where’s the Best Place You’ve Ever Dived?

January 10th, 2009
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As a marine biologist, I’m extremely fortunate that I get to visit some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. Many people have asked me: “Where is the best place you’ve ever dived?” Wow, now that’s a tough question. For sheer biodiversity, it’s the Coral Triangle, where the range of life forms, in all shapes […] More

Rose Atoll: A National Monument Close to My Heart

January 7th, 2009
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I woke up this morning to some exciting news – President Bush has designated Rose Atoll as a U.S. National Monument. Rose Atoll is a place that is very close to my heart. In the mid-1990s, I worked as a marine scientist for the American Samoan Government, and I was extremely fortunate to visit the atoll twice. Rose is […] More

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