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Co-Leads:

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Mark CostelloUniversity of Auckland

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Frank Muller-KargerUniversity of South Florida

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Isabel Sousa PintoUniversity of Porto

BON Statistics

Realm studied
Earth Observation approach
Gender Balance

60.4%
Male

37.5%
Female

Geographic Zone studied
Geographic zone studied in detail

99 BON Members

Marine BON
First name Last name Institute Country or Region Realm studied Earth Observation Working Group Observation Network
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Susana CarvalhoKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Country or Region: Saudi Arabia
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Western Asia, Indian Ocean, Red Sea
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Robert GuralnickFlorida Museum of Natural History

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Healy HamiltonNatureServe

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, Mesoamerica, North America
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Enrique MontesUniversity of South Florida

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Gabrielle CanonicoNOAA/ U.S. IOOS

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Yoshihisa ShirayamaMarine-Earth Science and Technology

Country or Region: Japan
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean
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Michael GillNatureServe

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Maria BakerUniversity of Southampton

Co-lead of 2 deep-sea networks of over 1000 members: The Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) and the International network for scientific investigation of deep-sea ecosystems (INDEEP).
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Gary GellerJet Propulsion Laboratory

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Zeenatul BasherU.S. Geological Survey

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Andrew SkidmoreUniversity Twente

Interested in remote sensing and EBVs. More information on my homepage
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Gray WilliamsUniversity of Hong Kong

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied:
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Arturo IzurietaCharles Darwin Foundation

Country or Region: Ecuador
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: South America, Mesoamerica, Oceania, Pacific Ocean
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Brian HelmuthNortheastern University

Helmuths research focuses on predicting the likely ecological impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems, and on the development of products that are useful by a diverse array of stakeholders.
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Alejandro Henao CastroColombia National Natural Parks

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Carribbean
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Sergio Cerdeira-EstradaComisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)

Is working for the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity in Mexico City, in earth observation approach remote sensing and in-situ. He is the marine monitoring coordinator.
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Peter LawtonFisheries and Oceans Canada

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Atlantic Ocean
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Henry RuhlUniversity of Southampton

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Tina DohnaMARUM University of Bremen

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean
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Mark CostelloUniversity of Auckland

Country or Region: New Zealand
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Nova MieszkowskaMarine Biological Association

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea, Celtic Sea
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Linwood PendletonEuropean Institute for Marine Studies

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Moriaki YasuharaUniversity of Hong Kong

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Elva EscobarUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México

I am a benthic ecologist, my interest is the biodiversity and macroecology of the deep sea ecosystems in Mexico useful to better conservation and decision making. The information that we gather is available in the open access portal of UNINMAR.
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Eduardo KleinUniversidad Simon Bolivar

Country or Region: Venezuela
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, Mesoamerica
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Patrick HalpinDuke University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Nuno SimoesUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México

marine biologist and ecologist with a particular interest on invertebrate species diversity and distribution, the Marine Aquarium trade and sustainable aquaculture of marine ornamental species.
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Gregorio BigattiIBIOMAR-CONICET

Country or Region: Argentina
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Atlantic Ocean, Antarctic Ocean
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Marisol Rueda FloresHealthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative

Country or Region: Mexico
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Carribbean, Mesoamerica, Atlantic Ocean
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Steve GittingsNOAA/ U.S. IOOS

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Carribbean, North America
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Yunwei DongXiamen University

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Maria MurraySmithsonian Institution

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Robert MillerUniversity of California Santa Barbara

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America
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Roger SayreU.S. Geological Survey

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Jorge CortésUniversidad de Costa Rica

Country or Region: Costa Rica
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Carribbean, Mesoamerica, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
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Antonio MarquesUniversity of São Paulo

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Peter MillerPlymouth Marine Laboratory

Novel techniques for automated detection of oceanic fronts and harmful algal blooms (HABs) using sequences of thermal and colour Earth observation data. Physical oceanography, fisheries, megafauna.
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Frank Muller-KargerUniversity of South Florida

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Cornelia KrugUniversity of Zurich

Country or Region: Switzerland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Africa, Central and Western Europe
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Evangelia DrakouUniversity of Twente

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Carribbean, West Africa, Oceania, Central and Western Europe, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean
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Ghada El SerafyDeltares

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Laetitia NavarroGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Henrique PereiraGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

I am a Professor of Biodiversity Conservation at iDiv/Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and an invited Chair at InBio/University of Porto. My research focuses on global biodiversity change.
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Lauren WeatherdonUN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

Manages and provides technical, scientific and communications expertise to a range of projects centred on marine biodiversity and ecosystem services, specialising in fisheries management.
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Corinne MartinELIXIR

ELIXIR is the European research infrastructure for life sciences data. I am responsible for ELIXIR’s international strategy, including ELIXIR's positioning and visibility with funders and policy-makers.
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Theodore KarfakisTerra Sylvestris non-governmental organisation

I am the director of the Kalamos island Biological field station. My interests are in data and their direct use in biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and environmental justice.
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David OburaCORDIO East Africa

Coral reef biologist, working in marine conservation, sustainable development, local to regional to global levels.
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Adrian StrauchUniversity of Bonn

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Ward AppeltansIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission UNESCO

UNESCO-IOC Marine Biodiversity Focal Point, Coordinator of OBIS and secretariat for GOOS BioEco.
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Débora BorgesInterdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of the University of Porto (CIIMAR)

Intertidal ecologist
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W. Daniel KisslingUniversity of Amsterdam

I am an Associate Professor of Quantitative Biodiversity Science at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Azeroual AbdelhamidFaculté Polydisciplinaire de Khouribga, Université Hassan 1er,

"Only dead fish float with the current; live fish swim against it"
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Francisco HernandezFlanders Marine Institute

Country or Region: Belgium
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Megan HepnerUniversity of South Florida

I am interested in how species are responding to shifting climate trends, including ecosystem structure and function, species abundance and distribution, and the consequences of these climate-induced changes for ecosystem functioning.
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Tylar MurrayUSF College of Marine Science

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Mitchell RofferRoffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service - ROFFS

Satellite fisheries oceanographer.
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George Sedberryretired

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, Mesoamerica, North America, South Africa, South Asia, Atlantic Ocean
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Luke McEachronFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
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Isabel Sousa PintoUniversity of Porto

Country or Region: Portugal
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Abby BensonU.S. Geological Survey

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean
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Rick Stuart-SmithReef Life Survey and University of Tasmania

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Jennifer BrownECOS Consulting for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: North America, Pacific Ocean
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Bayden RussellUniversity of Hong Kong

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Oceania, Pacific Ocean
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Sathaporn MonprapussornSrinakharinwirot University

I am working as lecturer in Department of Geography, Srinakharinwirot University. My research interest is Climate change, ecosystem services, coastal ecosystem and water resources management.
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Nadia AlmudaffarMarine Science Centre

Country or Region: Iraq
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Middle East
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Prince Emeka NdimeleLagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria

I have background in Fisheries and over the years, I have done some studies in environmental toxicology and ecosystem restoration. There are evidences of anthropogenic climate change on aquatic ecosystems.
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Thamasak YeeminRamkhamhaeng University

Country or Region: Thailand
Realm studied:
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Samuel BoschIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission UNESCO

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Mohamed Ahmed Sidi ChiekhUniversity of Nouakchott

GIS expert working with environmental agencies. Contribute to many research projects in West Africa region and especially in marine protected areas. My main research topic right now is related to the study of seagrass dynamic.
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Cara EstesUniversity of South Florida

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Gulab KhedkarDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

I am a molecular ecologist working with various aquatic ecosystems in India. My research is focused on population genetics of various organisms.
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Biju KumarUniversity of Kerala

Academician and researcher working on freshwater and marine biodiversity, with special focus on species distributions, phylogeography and ecosystem function. Area of research is the Western Ghats.
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Muddula Krishna NaranjiAndhra University

Ph.D in Marine Biology and Fisheries from Andra University, Andra Pradesh, India.
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Cheryl MorrisonU.S. Geological Survey

I am a Research Geneticist at the U.S. Geological Survey. I am interested in freshwater and marine biodiversity, and conservation genomics applications. I specialize in deep-sea population genomics.
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Diana Isabel Gomez Marine and Coastal Research Institute "Jose Benito Vives DeAndreis" INVEMAR

I am the head of the research line Organization and Dynamic of Marine Ecosystems in INVEMAR (www.invemar.org.co) in the last 9 years. My group is in charge of the monitoring and all the bioecological research of marine ecosystems.
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Ricardo HarounUniversity of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Expert on Marine Phycology, Conservation and Sustainable Uses of Marine Biota. His current project is "Mapping and Assessing Ecosystem Services in Outermost Regions and European Overseas"
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Gil RilovIsrael Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR)

I am a community ecologist, study intertidal and subtidal reefs. Have an ongoing rocky shore monitoring program
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Dimitris PoursanidisFoundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (Forth)

Country or Region: Greece
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North Africa, Western Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean
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Dominique PelletierFrench Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (ifremer)

Marine Conservation scientist - Monitoring and Assessment of coastal biodiversity and fished resources - Underwater video - Indicators and Modelling- Coral Reef Ecosystems - Mediterranean Ecosystems
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Eva ChatzinikolaouHellenic Centre for Marine Research

Country or Region: Greece
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean Sea
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Susana OrtizInstituto Humboldt

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ, N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Australia
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Billie SwallaFriday Harbor Laboratories; University of Washington

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Pacific Ocean, Salish Sea
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Kelly GoodwinNOAA

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
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Santiago MillánInvemar - Institute for Marine and Coastal Research

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Affendi Yang AmriInstitute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya

I am a coral reef ecologist.
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Jillian OoiUniversity of Malaya

Interested in seagrass ecosystems, their distribution patterns and inter-specific interactions, and how seagrass meadows function as habitats for marine fauna such as fish communities and dugongs.
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Sze-wan PoongUniversity of Malaya

My research background is in algal molecular taxonomy and systematics, currently dabbling in transcriptomics.
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Francis JuanesUniversity of Victoria

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America
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Luena FernandesFederal University of Bahia

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Atlantic Ocean
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Maria Teresa KavanaughOregon State University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Margaret HunterU.S. Geological Survey

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, North America, West Africa
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Pier Luigi ButtigiegAlfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Eric ArcherNOAA

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Jackson ChuMemorial University of Newfoundland

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
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Melinda ColemanNSW Department of Primary Industries

My research focuses on ecology, conservation and population genetics of kelp forests. My current work examines how kelp genetic diversity both mediates response and is impacted by climate change.
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Qianshuo ZhaoUniversity of Auckland

I am a final year PhD student working on marine ecosystems mapping and MPAs prioritization.
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Anton van de PutteRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

My interest is in providing open access to Southern Ocean and Antarctic biodiversity from the microbial to the whales. In this capacity I manage the SCAR biodiversity Portal (data.biodiversity.aq)
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Hanieh SaeediSenckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute

I am interested in understanding the driving ecological and evolutionary process which shape the biodiversity patterns and biogeography of the marine species (shallow and deep-sea), and also in predicting how species richness and distribution ranges
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Anni DjurhuusUniversity of South Florida

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global