Dr. Tommaso Alestra
I am a marine ecologist with 13 years of research experience in intertidal and subtidal benthic systems. I have developed and pursued marine ecological research both independently and in response to clients’ requests. I have worked on a variety of consultancy projects, for example quantifying impacts of the Kaikōura earthquake for the Ministry for Primary Industries, monitoring patterns of biodiversity in the Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō for Environment Canterbury, and assessing effects of marine reserves for the Department of Conservation. I am equally at home in research design and planning, carrying out technical work in the field, and interpreting complex results. I am responsible for coordinating teams of researchers based at different institutions, ensuring project objectives are met, and reporting on results to clients, industry and community stakeholders, and the public.
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