Partner & Senior Scientist at C2O Coasts, Climate, Oceans
Living in Queensland, Australia
Johanna is Partner and Senior Scientist at C2O with 25 years of experience working in applied ecosystem science, particularly on climate change implications for tropical marine ecosystems and community-based natural resource management. She has a BSc (Monash University), MSc (James Cook University; JCU) and PhD in climate change vulnerability assessments (JCU).
Johanna has spent 15 years specialising in assessing climate change vulnerability and developing tools to operationalize the concept into practical adaptations for communities and sectors. She focuses on coastal resource management and conservation projects throughout the Asia-Pacific region and has worked and lived in Vanuatu since 2015. Johanna specialises in translating science for management, and has current projects supporting climate change adaptation and community-based resilience in Vanuatu, PNG, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Wallis & Futuna and French Polynesia. Her research interests are primarily in providing science-based guidance to inform practical management and adaptation, particularly in remote and regional island communities. She revels in delivering innovative and practical projects in remote locations and travelling for work.