Professor Charles Sheppard
Coral Reef Ecology & Conservation 

Current role(s):Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Warwick University, United Kingdom. In addition to holding a position at the Life Sciences department at the University of Warwick, Professor Charles Sheppard uses his expertise to provide scientific guidance to several governments on tropical marine and coastal management, science and development issues, including the UK Government on its tropical Overseas Territories.

Professor Peter Mumby
Coral Reef Modelling & Remote Sensing  
Current Role(s): Professor at the Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Professor Mumby is a highly regarded coral reef scientist who has published over 100 scientific journals and books that include Science and Nature. Between 1992 and 1994, Pete worked for Coral Cay as Science Coordinator. He has since gone on to pursue a very accomplished academic career. In 2010, Pete received an Australian Research Council Laureate for a Professorial Fellow at the University of Queensland in Australia and was awarded the Zoological Society of London‘s Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation and a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation in the same year.
Dr. Morgan Pratchett
Coral Reefs & Climate Change 
Current Role(s): Principal Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia. Dr. Morgan Pratchett is an extremely accomplished and internationally-renowned coral reef ecologist having published over 65 scientific papers and having won numerous accolades for his work including a Churchill Fellowship in 2007.
Dr. Greta Aeby
Coral Health
Current Role(s): Assistant researcher, Marine Disease Research Lab, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, United States. Dr. Aeby’s research group has initiated studies of coral, fish and crustose coralline algae disease in Hawaii and in other areas of the Indo-Pacific. Using a combination of field surveys and laboratory investigations, including histopathology and microbiology, their goal is to document lesions in marine organisms and determine their potential causes.  
 
Dr. Erlet Cater
Sustainable Tourism
Current Role(s): Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Development, Department of Geography, University of Reading, United Kingdom. Dr. Erlet Cater is an advisor for Coral Cay Conservation and the Environment Forum of the RGS-IBG, having been on the panel of judges for the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award for several years and having been at the forefront of Marine Ecotourism Research as a joint author (with Dr. Carl Cater) of the well respected book, Marine Ecotourism: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

Dr Simon Harding 

Coral Reef Policy

Current Role: Marine Consultant. Dr Harding is an experienced marine conservation biologist who has worked in a range of marine research and fisheries post over the last 15 years in both tropical and temperate regions. He also has extensive experience working for Coral Cay as a senior scientist. Specialist areas of expertise are coral reef resource and biodiversity assessments, marine conservation planning and habitat mapping.

Dr. Doug Fenner

Coral Taxomony 

Current Role(s): Coral Reef Monitoring Ecologist, Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, American Samoa. Dr Doug Fenner is a Coral Reef Monitoring Ecologist at the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, American Samoa. After gaining his PhD at University of Pennsylvania, Doug worked on coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Dr. Alistair Harborne

Coral Reef Management 

Current Role(s): NERC Independent Research Fellow, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Hatherly Laboratory, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Visiting Academic, Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. During his time at Southampton University, Dr. Harborne participated in an expedition to Belize with Coral Cay. The work in Belize stimulated his interest in coral reefs and led to an undergraduate dissertation on reef fish communities.

Professor John McManus
Technical Advisor for the Coral Triangle  
Current Role(s): Marine Biology and Fisheries and Director of the National Center for Coral Reef Research, Rosenstiel School, University of Miami, United States. In 2007, John chaired the Five-Year Review of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, which led to major changes in its structure and activities. As the former Leader of the Aquatic Environments Program of the World Fish Center in Southeast Asia and founder of ReefBase; the Global Coral Reef Database and the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), John’s focus is on integrating everything to understand the whole coral reef ecosystem and how it changes over time with human impacts and climate change.