Science Advisors Archives | Oceana

Jessica Gephart, Ph.D.

American University, Department of Environmental Science 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. Website  Twitter

Eddie Allison, Ph.D.

Research Director, Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus and Principal Scientist, Worldfish 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. Website

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. Website  Twitter

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. Website

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. Website  Twitter

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. Website  Twitter