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Courtney Couch

Courtney Couch, PhD

Supervisory Coral Reef Researcher (CIMAR)
Ecosystem Sciences Division
Archipelagic Research Program
Coral reef and coral disease ecology, photogrammetry
Office: (808) 725-5507

Courtney Couch, PhD

Supervisory Coral Reef Researcher (CIMAR)

Courtney is a Supervisory Coral Reef Researcher for the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research in Honolulu, HI. She joined NOAA/CIMAR in 2017 after completing a PhD at Cornell University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a postdoc at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. She currently leads the benthic research for the Pacific National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP), which studies coral reefs across 40 U.S. Pacific Islands and Territories. Courtney also co-leads a research program that utilizes Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry and AI techniques to assess coral community demography.