About Me


Hello, my name is Rowan, and I am a marine biologist interested in the conservation of coral reefs.

To learn more about my current and past science adventures, please check out my Expedition Blog

Scientific Research Interests: As a coral ecophysiologist, I am interested in understanding the influence of the seawater environment on the phenotype of coral holobionts. Specifically, I investigate the impact of global and local stressors such as ocean warming, ocean acidification, nutrient pollution, and over-fishing on coral physiology, morphology, and recently, the microbiome. Through my academic journey, I have studied corals on the Great Barrier Reef (undergrad), in Hawaii (grad), and in French Polynesia (postdoc). If you would like to learn more about my research or collaborate on a future project, please don't hesitate to contact me.