Professor Rod Connolly is Director of the Global Wetlands Project (GLOW) headquartered at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. His research team has developed a global index that diagnoses the health of coastal wetlands. The index identifies actions for effective conservation and restoration of key wetland habitats such as mangroves, saltmarsh and seagrass. GLOW uses computer apps and artificial intelligence to automatically monitor and display ecosystem health, carbon capture, and fish stocks. Through his work on ecosystem resilience, Rod is helping to find solutions to the issues of coastal urbanisation, food security, and climate variability.