About Russell Kelley
Russell Kelley is a science communicator specialising in coral identification, reefs and the marine world. In a career spanning 40 years he has worked as a marine educator, film maker, author, scientist and communication designer.
His published work spans scientific papers, book chapters, educational tools and international natural history television productions. He is manager of BYOGUIDES and author of the Indo Pacific Coral Finder and the Reef Finder - uniquely designed searchable, smart ID guides which form the basis of the training courses he runs world wide. Russell and his team have trained over a thousand people in coral identification.
A coral reef geologist and biologist by training Russell has a passion for telling stories about the natural world. In particular he loves revealing the 'big picture meaning' in the smallest of things. He is a recipient of the Australian Coral Reef Society medal for science communication and a Churchill Fellowship.