Science Foundation grant supporting the development of environmental ethics for global marine ecosystems. As a member of the University of Georgia Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, Ms. Dallmeyer instructs courses in environmental dispute resolution and marine environmental ethics.


Richard B. Deriso is currently an Associate Adjunct Professor of Biological Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Chief Scientist of the Tuna-Billfish Program at the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). He received his Ph.D. in Biomathematics from the University of Washington. Dr. Deriso’s research interests include population dynamics, quantitative ecology, and fishery stock assessment. A former member of the Ocean Studies Board, he has also served as Co-chair for the NRC Committee on Fish Stock Assessment Methods and as a member of two other NRC committees: a Review of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, and Cooperative Research in the National Marine Fisheries Service.


James H. Cowan, Jr., is a professor in both the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences and the Coastal Fisheries Institute at Louisiana State University. He received an M.S. in Biological Oceanography from Old Dominion University, and both an M.S. in Experimental Statistics and a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from Louisiana State University. His current research interests include fisheries ecology, biological and fisheries oceanography, biometrics, food-web dynamics, and population demographics and genetics. Dr. Cowan has served as a U.S. delegate both to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea and the Pacific Marine Sciences Organization. He was Chairman of the Reef Fish Stock Assessment Panel from 1992 to 2004 and is currently a member of the Scientific and Statistical Committee for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Dr. Cowan also previously served on the NRC Committee to Review Individual Fishing Quotas.


Larry B. Crowder is Professor of Marine Ecology at the Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University. He completed his doctoral studies in Zoology at Michigan State University. Dr. Crowder’s research centers on predation and food-web interactions, mechanisms underlying recruitment variation in fishes, and population modeling in conservation biology. He has studied food-web processes in estuaries and lakes and has used observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to understand these interactions in an effort to improve fisheries management. Recently Dr. Crowder has begun developing more extensive programs in marine conservation, including research on bycatch, nutrients and low oxygen, marine invasive species, and integrated ecosystem management. Dr. Crowder is a former member of the Ocean Studies Board and has served on the NRC’s U.S. National Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research and the Committee on the Alaska Groundfish Fishery and Steller Sea Lions.



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