Rahul is an accomplished marine biologist and has been a certified Conservation Diver instructor since 2014. He has been active in the field of marine science and conservation in Thailand for over a decade. Rahul's research interests are broad, ranging from coral reef ecology to sea slug taxonony, and he has supervised students from high school to graduate levels. He completed his own PhD at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and in 2022 he recieved some skeletal upgrades.
Random Fact: Rahul’s affection for muck diving is inversely proportional to that of being called ‘doctor’.
Despite being the queen of bees, stats, and heavy metals (alas, not the music), Dr. Monchanin made it clear at the end of her PhD defence in 2021 that she is ready to immerse herself in the world of coral reef biology and ecology. Having started her marine biology career in the Gulf of Thailand several years ago, she has returned for the sequel. She is currently focusing her efforts on coral reef community structures and marine pollution.
Random Fact: It is widely believed that when Coline is exposed to disorganised datasets, her exasperation is seen from space.
Matthias has a diverse array of experience and expertise, ranging from ecological data collection and curation to project management and planning. He is currently also active as a consultant regarding water treatment technologies and filtration. Unsurprisingly therefore he is responsible for management of the wet lab facilities and water quality monitoring at ATMEC, alongside his own projects.
Random Fact: Matthias' most important role is as a calming force on the island, and damage control anytime Rahul sends Coline a new spreadsheet.