Pacific island beaches are surprising little studied, and are an increasingly threatened resource with sea level rise and coastal erosion.
Mike is well known for his contribution to the international community through his work with SOS Children's Villages.
Joanna has a traditional background in geography, and an international standing for her work on mangroves.
Specialising in the Pacific Islands, Joanna has three decades of research on mangrove systems, coastal biogeomorphology, wetlands and beach erosion management, and climate change adaptation.
In 2006, Holmes started The Holmes Foundation after seeing a renovation that was so poorly done that he felt it was necessary for him to tear the house down and start again rather than try to repair the damage.
On the other hand, sometimes these names create a name of a real person which is truly coincidental.