Simon Donner


Research Associate, HMEI-STEP

Research Interests

Climate change and aquatic ecosystems, using field measurements and computer modeling to evaluate how past climate experience affects the resilience of ecosystems like coral reefs to climate change. This research helps develop effective strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Ongoing projects include coral reef resilience in the central equatorial Pacific; developing global tools for predicting coral bleaching; climate change adaptation strategies for south and central Pacific Islands; and the effect of climate variability on nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to coastal waters.