Derek works on marine science, particularly ecology, biodiversity, and policy. He is a co-developer of the Madingley model.
Derek has a PhD in biology from Dalhousie University, where he is also an Adjunct Professor. He has published over 30 scientific publications including multiple Nature and Science papers. His work has been covered by National Geographic, the BBC, the Times, the Guardian, and many other news outlets. Derek has also worked in the field on coral reefs around the world, including Palmyra Atoll, the Mesoamerican reef, and New Caledonia.
A full list of his publications is available here.
Derek works with a team of scientists from UNEP-WCMC and Microsoft Research to develop the Madingley model.