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MCP Faculty

SoMAS faculty offer a wide range of expertise in Marine Conservation and Policy.  Click on individual faculty members below to learn about their interests and ongoing research in their labs.

Anthony Dvarskas

Anthony Dvarskas

Assistant Professor

Environmental economics, ecosystem services and resilience of coastal ecosystems, economics of restoration, natural capital accounting

Glenn Lopez

Glenn Lopez

Professor

Marine benthic ecology, animal-sediment interactions

Heather Lynch

Heather Lynch

Assistant Professor

Development and application of statistics

Anne McElroy

Anne McElroy

Professor

Aquatic Toxicology

Janet Nye

Janet Nye

Assistant Professor

Fish ecology, climate variability, global environmental change, ecosystem-based management

Christine O'Connell

Christine O'Connell

Assistant Professor

connections between science and society, with a focus on marine spatial planning, ecosystem-based management, waste management, conservation planning, and ecosystem services.

Ellen Pikitch

Ellen Pikitch

Professor / Executive Director, IOCS

Ocean conservation, fisheries management, ecosystem-based approaches, endangered fishes, sharks, sturgeon

Carl Safina

Carl Safina

Endowed Professor

Marine vertebrates, fisheries policy, and raising awareness of ocean change

Larry Swanson

Larry Swanson

Associate Dean, SoMAS / Director, WRMI

Coastal Oceanography, marine pollution, marine policy, recycling and reuse of waste materials, waste management

Lesley Thorne

Lesley Thorne

Assistant Professor

Bio-physical and trophic interactions in marine ecology; application of spatial analysis and landscape ecology techniques to marine conservation

Joe Warren

Joe Warren

Associate Professor

Acoustical oceanography, Zooplankton behavior and ecology

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