Dr Alison Green is a senior marine scientist with The Nature Conservancy with over 20 years’ experience ensuring that conservation and management are based on the best available science. Her areas of expertise include designing resilient networks of marine reserves to benefit people and nature, coral reef ecology, monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of marine conservation. Alison has provided scientific advice and training for field practitioners in more than 30 countries in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, West Indian Ocean, Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, she is providing scientific guidance for designing networks of marine reserves and fisheries replenishment zones in the Bahamas, Mesoamerican Reef, Gulf of California, Kenya and Micronesia. Prior to joining the Conservancy, she was the Director of Science, Technology and Information at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Australia.