Dr. Daniela Ceccarelli is an independent marine ecology consultant with a PhD in coral reef ecology from James Cook University. Her coral reef survey fieldwork spans the Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, Tonga and the Marshall Islands, and remote reefs of northwest WA and the Coral Sea. For the last decade she has worked as a consultant on diverse projects requiring field surveys, monitoring programs, data analysis, reporting, teaching, literature reviews and management recommendations. More recently, she has been contributing to the IUCN’s spatial planning efforts in the Pacific. She has authored over 100 scientific papers and technical reports.