Carissa Reason has 17 years’ experience as a marine scientist developing a broad range of skills to understand habitat and fisheries dynamics in coastal ecosystems. Carissa has a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Zoology and began her science career monitoring fisheries resources before moving into marine habitat research. More recent research projects have specialised in state-wide long term seagrass monitoring programs that provide a direct link to management of seagrass habitats.


  • Biology and ecology of seagrass
  • Fisheries habitat association and marine ecosystem connectivity
  • Seagrass seed bank resilience and recovery
  • Mapping and monitoring seagrass for habitat assessments
  • 2012 to 2023 - Research Officer, TropWATER, James Cook University (Cairns, Queensland.)
  • 2005 to 2012 - Fisheries Biologist, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Fisheries Queensland (Northern Fisheries Centre, Cairns, Queensland.)

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