Editor: John B. Davis
John Davis is president of Marine Affairs Research and Education (MARE), an NGO dedicated to providing innovative services to coastal and marine resource managers worldwide. MARE's services include the newsletter MPA News, for which John has served as editor since 1999, and the OpenChannels.org forum on ocean planning. Prior to receiving his Master's degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington, he worked at Cutter Information Corp., editing and overseeing international publications on environmental management for an audience of corporations and government agencies. John also holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Swarthmore College.
Contributing Editor: Tundi Agardy
Tundi Agardy is an internationally renowned expert in marine resource management and conservation, with extensive field and policy experience in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, and the Americas. She currently heads Sound Seas, an independent policy group based in the Washington, DC (U.S.) area. Her recent clients have included international think tanks, foundations, the World Bank, museums and academic institutions, environmental organizations, and consortia with interests in solving local marine resource problems. Tundi specializes in coastal/marine planning and assessment, marine protected areas, and fisheries management, and has published widely in these fields. She formerly served as senior director for the Global Marine Program at Conservation International and was senior scientist for WWF. She holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and a Master's degree in Marine Affairs, both from the University of Rhode Island.
Editorial Board Chair: David Fluharty
David Fluharty is former chair of the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and current co-chair of that board's Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group. He is also an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Marine Affairs. From 1994-2003, he served on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and has also been appointed to multiple MPA- and EBM-related study committees in recent years, including the National Research Council Committee on the Evaluation, Design, and Monitoring of Marine Reserves and Protected Areas in the United States. David holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has published widely on subjects including natural resource policy; climate variability and fishery management; international management of fisheries and marine mammals; nonrenewable natural resource management; training programs for natural resource managers from developing countries; and management institutions.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Oregon State University/COMPASS
Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada