A TRUE ECO-WARRIOR, OLIVER LIVES AND BREATHES MARINE BIOLOGY (BUT NO NEED TO CHECK, HE DOESN'T HAVE GILLS)
As an Ecology Consultant, Oliver’s primary focus is to enhance the relationship between human society and the natural environment – building a more positive and sustainable world for all. In 2012, he was awarded a BayerBoost Environmental Scholarship by the Royal Society of New Zealand to study the effects of pollution on microbial processes in the Wellington Harbour.
Following this, Oliver completed a Master degree exploring the impact of environmental stressors on the metabolic functioning of the symbiotic sea anemone, Anthopleura aureoradiata.
Oliver is an ocean enthusiast and is passionate about working with individuals, groups and organisations to enable positive environmental outcomes.
From marine ecology to molecular biology, environmental monitoring and ecological restoration, Oliver has a breadth of experience and expertise that is invaluable to the ecology team at 4Sight.
Oliver is a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and holds a Masters degree with First Class Honours in Marine Biology, and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology & Biodiversity from Victoria University of Wellington. He is also a coordinator for Experiencing Marine Reserves, running community guided snorkel days.