Dr Joseph Pollock

Dr Joe Pollock is Senior Coral Reef Resilience Scientist at The Nature Conservancy. In this role, he advises on coral reef restoration, conservation, and monitoring efforts while helping empower local communities to better safeguard their reefs.

Throughout his career, Joe has collaborated deeply with scientists, managers, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members in Australia, the Caribbean, and over a dozen countries around the globe to develop the knowledge, tools, and public will to protect coral reefs and the people who depend upon them.

Joe received a Masters and PhD in Marine Science from James Cook University (JCU). He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Penn State University, where he co-led the Global Coral Microbiome Project, and is currently an adjunct assistant professor. Joe is also the founder of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in Marine Science (ATSIMS) and continues to play an active advisory role as the program continues to grow and develop.

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