Talen is a marine scientist and science communicator with a passion for coastal ecology and community-driven research. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, Talen holds a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies (Double-Major). He has worked with the Canadian federal government, with non-profit organisations, and with local First Nations on projects related to marine conservation.
Talen is one of two technical officers in the Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership team. He will be managing data, projects and activities on the catchment side of the regional report card’s spatial extent, along with several other report card datasets, such as industry stewardship (non-agricultural).