Professor Adriana Vergés is a marine ecologist based at UNSW Sydney. She is passionate about communicating science and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is currently exploring the impacts of climate change in our oceans and developing restoration solutions to rewild our coastlines. Adriana is a lead investigator of Operation Crayweed and Operation Posidonia, award winning projects restoring missing seaweed forests and seagrass meadows. She was awarded the UNSW Emerging Thought Leader Prize in 2019.