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Oceana Science Advisors

Oceana Science Advisors, leading voices in their fields, bring their expertise to bear on challenges currently being tackled through advocacy and policy reform. They consult with Oceana staff to identify key science inputs and research needs as relates to topics of fisheries, food systems and economics, climate change and marine biodiversity.


Eddie Allison, Ph.D.

University of Washington, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Areas of Interest: Fisheries and aquaculture contributions to food and nutrition security and coastal livelihoods; governance of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture production and the human rights of fisherfolk; vulnerability and adaptation to climate change of marine resource-dependent people.



Jessica Gephart, Ph.D.

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

Areas of Interest: Global seafood trade/globalization of seafood, environmental disruptions to seafood production and trade; seafood in social-ecological (or coupled human-natural) systems; resilience in seafood systems, in each case relating the results back to food security outcomes.

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Chris Golden, Ph.D.

Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Areas of Interest: Connections among climate change, fisheries management and ocean governance, and food security; local people's dependence on natural resources for obtaining adequate health; human nutrition in coastal populations around the world.

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Rosamond (Roz) Naylor, Ph.D.

Stanford University, Stanford Woods Institute, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Areas of Interest: Economic and biophysical dimensions of food security; environmental impacts and equity dimensions of food production systems; intersections of global food security and climate change.



Malin Pinsky, Ph.D.

Rutgers University, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources

Areas of Interest: Global marine ecology and evolution; responses by marine life to climate change and the consequences for management and human society; patterns of collapse or extinction risk in marine life; conservation strategy design using genetic and modeling tools.

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Silvia Salas, Ph.D.

Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav), Department of Marine Resources

Areas of Interest: Bio-economic assessment of small-scale fisheries (SSF); fishing strategies and dynamics of the fleet; analysis of perception of risk and vulnerability in small-scale fisheries; value chain analysis linked to SSF.



Boris Worm, Ph.D.

Dalhousie University, Biology Department

Areas of Interest: Interactions between people and marine biodiversity, at regional to global scales; relative contributions of fishing and climate change impacts on ecosystems; interactions between large marine protected areas and global fisheries.

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For more information about Oceana's Science Advisor initiative, please contact Deputy Chief Scientist Katie Matthews, Ph.D.

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