Jonathan Gardner

Professor Jonathan Gardner, a researcher at Victoria University of Wellington, co-leads the RTI project, Coral Recruitment, Calcification, and Bioerosion. Jonathan is a marine biologist with wide-ranging interests, including ecology, population genetics, marine protected areas, and conservation. He gained his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (U.K.), his M.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick (Saint John, Canada), and his Ph.D. from the University of Wales (U.K.). Jonathan has been working at Palmyra Atoll since 2005 on a range of projects including management options related to the atoll’s lagoon water flow, lagoon water column stratification, and giant clam population biology. Much of Jonathan’s work is multi-disciplinary because he enjoys the contribution that he can make to a team, and because he believes that much of modern science needs to be broad ranging and multi-disciplinary to achieve meaningful management, environmental and social outcomes. This is one of the great attractions for working at Palmyra Atoll as part of the RTI team. Contact Jonathan