Thomas J. Goreau, Ph.D.
    Dr. Thomas Goreau, is President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection, and sustainable management of coral reefs, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. 

    Thomas Goreau completed his Ph.D., Biogeochemistry in 1981 at Harvard University, Master of Science, Planetary Astronomy in 1972, at California Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science, Planetary Physics, in 1970, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    While teaching at universities in the United States and Brazil, he worked on the effects of Amazon deforestation on the chemistry of the earths atmosphere, and was Senior Scientific Affairs Officer at the United Nations Centre for Science and Technology Development. He led efforts to protect coral reefs at the negotiations for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Conference on the Development of Small Island Developing States, and the World Summit on Sustainable Development. 

    Dr. Goreau is a dedicated activist on environmental and global ecology issues. His research continues to focus on the effects of global warming and pollution on coral reefs, as well as application of Biorock Technologies in the interest of coral preservation and coral reef restoration. 

    Selected Publications/ Reference

  • Assessing Coral Reef Health. Science, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Balancing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Thomas J. Goreau 

  • Caribbean Sea Surface Temperatures and Coral Bleaching 19891996,Thomas J. Goreau, Raymond Hayes, and Alan Strong 
  • Climate Change Impacts Have Been Underestimated, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Community-Based Whole-Watershed and Coastal Zone Management in Jamaica, T. J. Goreau, L. Daley, S. Ciappara, J. Brown 
  • Control of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide , Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Coral Bleaching In The Seychelles--Impacts and Recommendations, Thomas J. Goreau, Ph.D. 
  • Coral bleaching and ocean "hot spots" Ambio, Goreau, T.J. and R. L. Hayes. 1994. 
  • Coral Recovery From Bleaching in Alphonse and Bijoutier, Seychelles, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Coral Recovery From Bleaching in Seychelles, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Coral Reef Protection in Western Jamaica, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Coral Reefs Rainforests of the Ocean: Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Coral Reefs, Sewage Treatment, and Water Quality Standards, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Elevated Sea Surface Temperatures Correlate with Caribbean Coral Reef Bleaching , Thomas J. Goreau 

  • Energy Systems, Environment and Development, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Environmentally Sound Technology for Sustainable Development, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Monitoring and Calibrating Sea Surface Temperature, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Negril & Green Island Area Environmental Protection Plan--October 1995, T. Goreau, J. Brown, E. Gordon, 
  • Rapid Spread of Diseases in Caribbean Coral Reefs, Thomas J Goreau, James Cervino, Maya Goreau, et al. 
  • Reef Restoration Using Seawater Electrolysis in Jamaica, Thomas J. Goreau and Wolf Hilbertz 
  • Reduced Growth Rate of Montastrea Annularis Following the 1987-1988 Coral-Bleaching Event, T. J. Goreau and A. H. Macfarlane 
  • Scientific Correspondence Coral Bleaching in Jamaica, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Third Generation Artificial Reefs, Wolf Hilbertz and Thomas Goreau 
  • Tracking South Pacific Coral Reef Bleaching by Satellite and Field Observations, T. J. Goreau1, R. L. Hayes2, and A. E. Strong 
  • Tropical Deforestation: Some Effects on Atmospheric Chemistry, Thomas J. Goreau and William Z. de Mello 
  • Tropical Ecophysiology, Climate Change, and the Global Carbon Cycle, Thomas J. Goreau 
  • Water quality in Negril, Maya Goreau & Thomas J. Goreau]