Anjani Ganase

University of Queensland Phd Candidate

Anjani is currently working towards her PhD in Biological Sciences from the Coral Reef Ecosystems lab, University of Queensland, under the supervision of Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Dr. Sophie Dove. Her project will use the hi-resolution imagery collected by the XL Catlin Seaview Survey to address broad-scale questions on the health and future of coral reef ecosystems. Her strong interest in coral reef ecology stems from her upbringing diving the reefs of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. She obtained her BSc degree in Marine Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology before completing her MSc degree in Limnology & Oceanography from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. As part of her Master’s research project, Anjani travelled to the University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef, to study the effects of temperature stress on sediment rejection in three different species of coral. She then joined the XL Catlin Seaview Survey on expeditions to numerous sites throughout the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, and the Caribbean. As a certified PADI Rescue Diver with 5 years of diving experience and over 500 dives (300+ research dives), Anjani was an integral member of the scientific diving team, helping to map over 550 kilometres of reef.