I am an aquatic ecologist undertaking research in both freshwater and marine environments. Projects are centred on conservation of aquatic organisms and environments at landscape and global scales. More recent projects have incorporated the theme of nature's contributions to people and provide policy-relevant science. I have recently completed an analysis of mangrove restoration potential https://oceanwealth.org/mangrove-restoration/ which locates and maps, on a global scale, the places where mangroves can be restored, and calculates the potential benefits from such restoration. The work provides a critical tool for encouraging restoration and enabling robust, data-driven policy changes and investments. I am currently working on a project to map the distribution of global tidal marshes as a baseline to examine habitat loss, quantify ecosystem service value and determine restoration potential.
Dr Thomas Worthington
Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge