Spatial / Ecological Data Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science
Perth, Australia. Dual citizen of Australia and the USA (born in Chicago)
Marji is a geographer working collaboratively with marine biologists to answer spatially complex ecological questions, particularly modelling the spatio-temporal dynamics of how stressors (tropical cyclone generated waves, warming seas) damage coral reefs. Understanding this underpins effective spatial prioritisation of conservation as the climate warms. Marji also designs field surveys to ensure maximum data is collected for the cost, and creates predictive habitat maps of the sea floor. Marji is passionate about science communication: including a decade as a university teacher, annual outreach to school kids, and responsibility for two Atlases: (https://northwestatlas.org/nwa; http://marineparks.eatlas.org.au/amps). Marij is a proud mother of three kids.
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