Our Teams

 Staff and

     current                 collaborators

All our projects are scientist-manager collaborations 
Jeffrey Maynard; Project Leader

PhD Environmental Risk Analysis

BSc and MSc Tropical Marine Biology and Fisheries Ecology


Decision science and support, Information synthesis, Management guidance, Response planning, Climate model applications, Climate vulnerability assessments


Jeffrey Maynard has 15 years experience in applied marine research, conservation, and science communication. He has recently focused on helping coral reef and fisheries managers address threats posed by climate change using remote sensing and climate modeling, decision science, and climate resilience and vulnerability assessments. Jeffrey assembles highly multi-disciplinary project teams that integrate managers and conservation staff, meaning there is no ‘gap to bridge’ between science advances and on-ground management. Projects typically include participatory workshops for planning and for sharing, discussing and developing the final results and reporting products. Jeffrey lives in Carolina Beach, North Carolina with his wife, two sons and daughter.

Dieter Tracey; Project Leader and GIS and graphics specialist

BSc Botany



GIS applications, Habitat mapping, Graphic design and layout, Conceptual diagram development


Dieter has 15 years experience collaborating with environmental managers and conservationists as a photographer, graphic designer, publication layout specialist, and GIS technician. He specializes in combining photos, maps, graphs and design icons to develop figures and brochures. Products he develops in his collaborations with SymbioSeas effectively communicate science to audiences ranging from the general public to senior policy and decision-makers. He has developed >1000 figures in his work with SymbioSeas that have been published in high-ranking academic journals and as part of published reports delivered to dozens of government, non-profit and university clients. Dieter leads Science Graphics, a science communications consultancy based out of Cairns, Australia (Contact).

Current Collaborators


These collaborators are co-leaders of current projects.


In recent years, there have always been >20 scientists and managers working on projects coordinated by SymbioSeas.


Gareth Williams
Statistics, Ecological Modeling, Spatial Analysis
Gabriella Ahmadia
Fisheries management, Marine conservation
Jamison Gove
Fisheries management, Remote sensing
Ruben van Hooidonk
Coral reef ecology, Climate science
Eric Conklin
Coral reef ecology, Marine conservation
Dwayne Minton
Marine conservation, Quantitative ecology
Todd Jones
Sea turtle ecology, Marine turtle conservation
Steven McKagan
Fisheries management, Marine conservation
Arielle Levine
Climate change adaptation, Fisheries management
Alice Lawrence
Coral reef ecology, Marine conservation
Johanna Johnson
Marine conservation, Climate change adaptation
Summer Martin
Sea turtle ecology, Quantitative ecology
David Burdick
Coral reef ecology, Biodiversity conservation
Lisa Marrack
Climate change adaptation, GIS applications
Robecca Jumin
Marine science, Natural resource management
Justine Kimball
Marine science, Natural resource management
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