Jenny Mallon PhD


I am a marine scientist focused on tropical coastal marine ecosystems. Through the lens of biogeochemistry, I examine interactions between seawater chemistry and benthic communities, aiming to understand coastal carbon cycling and the influence of climate change on coral physiology and ecology. My research centers on Caribbean coral reefs and seagrasses where global stressors such as warming, acidification, and deoxygenation have significant impacts. My background in hands-on conservation includes coral spawning, assisted fertilization, and larval rearing for restoration efforts. Collaboration with local communities and citizen scientists is at the core of my work, and I am commited to support and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in marine science. 


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Coral Observer

Coral Observer is a progressive web app designed to automate data entry and support the centralised Caribbean coral spawning database. Use the Coral Observer app to streamline and automate your spawning data entry and join a network of scientists working together to monitor coral spawning activity around the Caribbean. It’s free and does not require a download. 

To support my research please donate to the coral conservation society

All funds raised go directly to support reef restoration research

Latest News

As a 2023 – 2024 US-UK Fulbright Research Scholar I collaborated with Mote’s International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration to develop a novel biogeochemical technique for assessing reef restoration outcomes for my project with the Coastal Carbon Laboratory, Georgia Southern University – you can read more about it here

To find out more about my latest research click on the links below!

Get in touch!

If you are interested in learning more about research or conservation, or training in scientific diving skills, please contact me here or at

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