Over the years John has worked in many places in the tropics and has published over 80 scientific papers, contributed to several books, and produced several television films on tropical ecosystems. His years of studying coral reefs and observing their steady decline has convinced him that scientists must become activists in translating scientific information into policy. John was a member of the founding Advisory Council of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and serves on the Boards of The Ocean Conservancy, the Florida Ocean Alliance and SeaWeb. He is a Secretary of Commerce appointee to the Marine Protected Area Federal Advisory Committee and serves on the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council. John's research interests include the ecology, management and conservation of coastal marine ecosystems, particularly coral reefs, marine biodiversity, and marine protected areas. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Institution(s) / Organization(s):
Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), State University System of Florida
Department of Biology, University of South Florida - Professor
Marine Biology and Fisheries, University of Miami - Adjunct Professor
A.B. Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, 1962
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA, USA, 1968
Area of Expertise / Interest:
Marine Ecology; Coral Reefs; Coastal Oceanography; Marine Resources Management and Conservation; Integration of Science into Public Policy; Physiology and Behavior; Ecology; Fisheries; Coastal Development; Ecological Indicators; Habitat Loss; Overfishing and Bycatch; Pollution; Biological Oceanography
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