Research Team

Kevin Erickson

Industry Development Lead

Kevin is the Industry Development Lead of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) and is based at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville. In this role, Kevin works closely with members of the program in leading the commercial industry arrangements for the upcoming large field trials and future intervention deployment. 

Kevin is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Marine Biology at James Cook University (JCU), Aquatics Working Group Member of the Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA), and a Forever Reef Project Aquarium Advisory Panel member for Great Barrier Reef Legacy. From 2021 – 2023 Kevin was a Board Member for the Aquarium Industry Association of Australia (AIAA), and from 2010 – 2022 he served on the Board of Directors of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA), where for the final seven years served as President, CEO, and Chief Marine Scientist. Kevin is an active member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), the Australia New Zealand Association of Aquarium Professionals (ANZAAP), and the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA).

Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology, a Certificate in Aquarium Science from the Oregon Coast Community College, a Master’s Degree in Aquatic Pathobiology from the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling, and a PhD in Marine Ornamental Biosecurity from Central Queensland University (CQUni).