Our team

Partners and senior Scientists

Dr Johanna Johnson

Aust: +61 418760225

Vanuatu: +678 5551114

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Johanna has 28 years’ experience in natural resource management and research in tropical ecosystems. She specialises in climate change vulnerability and adaptation, community-based conservation, marine monitoring, reef resilience, and providing decision-support. Johanna is also Director of C2O Pacific and an Academic Editor for PLOS Climate.

Dr Johanna Johnson
Jane Waterhouse MSc

Aust: +61 (0)409 053 367

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Jane has 26 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. She provides policy advice to governments and regional agencies.

Jane Waterhouse MSc

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 Rickard Abom
Dr Mari-Carmen Pineda

Aust: +61 (0)413 022 758

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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.

Dr Mari-Carmen Pineda
Dr Katie Sambrook

Aust: +61 (0)487 148 086

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Katie is a marine ecologist with 10 years’ experience in research and communications. Her expertise includes fish-habitat relationships, connectivity, seascape ecology, mapping and spatial analysis, marine policy, invasive species, coral disturbance, recovery and restoration. She has worked in the UK, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Dr Katie Sambrook
Dr Bianca Molinari

Aust: +61 (0)477 450 590

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Bianca is an environmental scientist with experience in hydrology, remote sensing, quantitative ecology, and spatial analysis. She has worked and studied in Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, and Australia.

Dr Bianca Molinari
Sandra Erdmann MSc

Aust: +61 (0)421 880 629

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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.

Sandra Erdmann MSc
David Welch MSc

Vanuatu: +678 5632627

Aust: +61 (0)414 897 490

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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.

David Welch MSc
Britt Basel MSc

USA/Mexico: +1 (310) 773 7638

Cuba: +53 5 201 3344

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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.

Britt Basel MSc
Dieter Tracey BSc (Hon)

Dieter has 18 years’ experience in spatial analysis and specialises in ecological risk assessments, management prioritisation and science communication for marine and coastal ecosystems around the world. He has extensive skills in preparing graphics to convey complex scientific concepts, including conceptual diagrams and interactive web tools.

Dieter Tracey BSc (Hon)

Former Partners

Dr Michelle Devlin

UK: +44 (0) 7867181303

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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.

Dr Michelle Devlin
Vale Dr Jon Brodie

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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.

Vale Dr Jon Brodie

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