Dr Ken Grange

Dr Ken Grange has 45 years’ experience as a benthic marine ecologist studying coastal benthic ecology, with particular experience in leading multidisciplinary research teams to assess the potential impacts of aquaculture developments on fisheries resources, and developing shallow-water habitat mapping techniques of relevance to resource identification and protection. 


He has a wide range of marine organisms identification skills, experience in leading field teams, including diving, small boat handling, logistics, and project management.


Ken has led a large number of resource impact assessment surveys for marine farm development, particularly in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay, an assessment of bryozoan reefs for fisheries resources at Separation Point, and the distribution of an introduced bryozoan in Golden Bay. He has considerable experience as an expert witness in resource consent and Environment Court hearings for marine development.