Jeremy Plass-Johnson

Mediterranean Project Co-Director
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

Jeremiah Plass-Johnson acted as co-director on the Mediterranean side of SMPA-Med booklet. Jeremiah completed his Ph.D. in 2015 at the University of Bremen, Germany. His research has largely focused on the ecology of coral reef fishes with field work conducted in Zanzibar, Indonesia, South Africa and Mozambique. The SMPA-Med booklet represented a shift in systems and focus, but the experience left a mark that will continue into his future work where he will explore the relationship between taxonomic diversity and functional diversity in fishes, and how protection can affect this. His work therefore attempts to inform conservation planning by applying fundamental ecological questions. More information on Jeremiah’s work, and a list of publications can be found at