Dr. Paul Dayton earned his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Washington in 1970. Dr. Dayton is currently a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His primary research interests include coastal ecology with a recent interest in the impacts of fishing on coastal ecosystems. Dr. Dayton received the George Mercer Award from the Ecological Society of America in 1974 and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Dayton received a Pew Fellowship for Marine Conservation Research in 1994.
Dr. David Fluharty earned his Ph.D. in natural resources conservation and planning from the University of Washington in 1976. Dr. Fluharty is currently a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches a course on management of marine protected areas. His research interests include natural resources policy at national and international levels, and management of marine resources, particularly fisheries. He currently is a voting member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Recently, he served as chair of the NMFS Ecosystem Principles Advisory Panel.
Mr. Graeme Kelleher earned a B.E. in civil engineering from the University of Sydney in 1955. Mr. Kelleher is currently a Consultant for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority of which he was the chair and chief executive from 1979 to 1994. His research interests include establishment and management of marine protected areas and application of the concept of ecologically sustainable development to the management of large marine ecosystems. He coauthored “Guidelines for Establishing Marine Protected Areas” (IUCN, 1992) and received the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award from the IUCN in 1998.
Dr. Stephen Palumbi earned his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Washington in 1984. Dr. Palumbi is currently a professor at Harvard University. His research interests include speciation mechanisms in marine systems, population structure of species with high dispersal potential, and population genetics of source and sink populations of marine invertebrates and mammals. He is a codirector of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Program in Developing the Theory of Marine Reserves. In 1996, Dr. Palumbi received a Pew Fellowship for Marine Conservation Research.
Dr. Ana Maria Parma earned her Ph.D. in fisheries science from the University of Washington in 1988. Dr. Parma is currently a population dynamicist at the Centro Nacional Patagonico in Argentina. Her research interests include fish stock assessment, population dynamics, analysis of stochastic models, and adaptive management of fisheries resources. Dr. Parma was awarded the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship in 1985.