Dr. Mona Webber is a senior lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus. She is a Marine Biologist whose research focus has been the use of marine zooplankton as indicators of environmental health and quality. This has been done for offshore and inshore areas as well as several important Jamaican bays, like the Kingston harbour and Discovery Bay. She has employed variation in zooplankton species composition and abundance as well as their trophic output and productivity to demonstrate that their response to changes in the water column can be used to indicate environmental health and resilience. Her other area of focus has been mangrove ecology which started with the exploration and identification of reliable indicators of environmental degradation in mangrove systems. This has led to focus on restoring mangrove areas so as to regain their ecosystem functions. Mona Webber has been expanding her interest in mangrove restoration and has been involved in several projects around Jamaica. The most visible of these has been the Palisadoes Roadway Rehabilitation project which saw major structural enhancement being conducted to the roadway which was followed by the replanting of mangrove vegetation that previously existed in the area. Dr Webber is currently the Director of the Centre for Marine Sciences and the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory.