Holly Bennett

Holly Bennett

Team Leader – Environment & Aquaculture Interactions

Role at Cawthron

Holly is a Marine Ecologist and leads the Environment & Aquaculture Interactions team at Cawthron. Holly has over 10 years of research experience related to climate change and other effects of human activities on the marine environment, including marine farming. Holly’s work at Cawthron primarily focuses on marine monitoring and environmental impact assessments for aquaculture.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Marine environmental effects monitoring
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Aquaculture site selection
  • Benthic surveys
  • Habitat mapping
  • Climate change effects to benthic taxa and ecosystem function


  • PhD Marine Biology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2017
  • BSc Hons (first class) Marine Biology. Victoria University of Wellington, 2012

Holly Bennett