Member List


Herr, Dorothee
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Howard, Jennifer
Conservation International (CI)
Isensee, Kirsten
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO)
Pidgeon, Emily
Conservation International (CI)
Ramos, Jorge
Conservation International (CI)

Policy Members

Bonells, Marcela
Scientific & Technical Support Officer, Ramsar Convention Secretariat — Policy expert
Codero, Doris
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – Forestry expert
Crooks, Steve
ESA-PWA — Salt Marsh, Coastal Wetlands — Sedimentology expert
Emmer, Igino
Silvestrum — Policy, forestry and climate change expert
Emmett-Mattox, Steve
Restore America’s Esutaries — Policy expert
Fourqurean, James
Florida International University — Marine and estuarine ecologist, seagrasses expert
Herr, Dorothee
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) — Policy expert
Howard, Jennifer
Conservation International (CI) – Marine climate change expert
Isensee, Kirsten
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO)
Kauffman, Boone
Oregon State University — Mangroves, research ecologist, tropical wetlands and forests expert
Laffoley, Daniel
Marine Science and Conservation, Global Marine & Polar Programme, IUCN — Climate change policy expert
Lee, Donna
Independent Consultant — International climate change policy and negotiations, AFOLU / LULUCF, and REDD+ expert
Murray, Brian
Nicholas Institute of Environmental Policy Solutions and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University — Policy and economics expert
Pidgeon, Emily
Conservation International (CI) — Environmental engineering and coastal oceanography expert
Streck, Charlotte
Climate Focus — Policy expert
Trines, Eveline
Scope14+ — Policy, LULUCF, and UNFCCC expert
Ulate, Ricardo
Conservation International (CI) — Policy expert

Scientific Members

Miguel Cifuentes-Jara, Ph.D.
Climate Change and Watershed Program, Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica. Expertise: Climate change mitigation programs and forest ecology.
Margareth S. Copertino, Ph.D.
Instituto de Oceanografia, Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil – Expertise: Seagrass and macroalgae.
Stephen Crooks, Ph.D.
Silvestrum Climate Associates, USA. Expertise; Wetland scientist, geomorphology, sedimentology and wetlands restoration.
Carlos M. Duarte, Ph.D.
Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia – Expertise: Global change in marine ecosystems, seagrasses.
Igino Emmer, Ph.D.
Silvestrum Climate Associates – Expertise: Policy, forestry, and climate change
Miguel D. Fortes, Ph.D.
Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines – Expertise: Policy expert, seagrasses
James W. Fourqurean, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences, Southeast Environmental Research Center Florida,  International University, USA – Expertise: Marine and estuarine ecology, seagrasses.
Chandra P. Giri, Ph.D.
Sensing & Spatial Analysis Branch, Office of Research and Development. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA. – Expertise: Remote sensing and mangrove ecosystems.
Dorothee Herr
Global Marine Program, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Germany. – Expertise: Marine policy.
Jennifer Howard, Ph.D.
Oceans and Climate, Center for Oceans, Conservation International (CI), USA. – ExpertiseL Blue carbon and marine climate change.
Kirsten Isensee, Ph.D.
Ocean Carbon, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO), Paris, France. Expertise: Marine policy.
Beverly J. Johnson, Ph.D.
Bates College, Maine, USA – Expertise: Stable isotope geochemistry and tidal salt marshes.
James G. Kairo, Ph.D.
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kenya – Expertise: mangrove ecosystem management.
J. Boone Kauffman, Ph.D.
Oregon State University, USA – Expertise: Land use/land cover change, mangroves, tropical wetlands and forests.
Hilary Kennedy, Ph.D.
School of Ocean Science, Bangor University, United Kingdom – Expertise: Chemical oceanography and seagrasses.
Emily Landis
The Nature Conservancy, USA – Expertise: Marine and coastal resource conservation project.
Catherine E. Lovelock, Ph.D.
School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia – Expertise: Ecology and ecophysiology of coastal plant communities.
Nuria Marba, Ph.D.
Department of Global Change Research IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats (IMEDEA), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) y la Universidad de las Islas Baleares (UIB), Spain. – Expertise: Global change and seagrass ecosystems
J. Patrick Megonigal, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Institution, USA – Expertise: Biogeochemistry and wetland ecology.
James T. Morris, Ph.D.
Biological and Marine Sciences, University of South Carolina, USA – Expertise: Wetland/estuarine ecology, theoretical ecology and modeling.
Daniel Murdiyarso, Ph.D.
Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, Bogor Agricultural University, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia – Expertise: Forest meteorology.
Emily Pidgeon, Ph.D.
Oceans and Climate, Center for Oceans,Conservation International (CI) – Expertise: Environmental engineering and coastal oceanography.
Jorge Ramos, Ph.D.
Oceans and Climate, Center for Oceans, Conservation International (CI) – Expertise: Wetland ecosystem ecology, greenhouse gas emissions, constructed wetlands.
Marco Quesada, Ph.D.
Conservation International, Costa Rica (CI) – Expertise: Marine and coastal resource management
Abdullah Faizur Rahman, Ph.D.
School of Earth, Environmental, and Earth Sciences and Department of Biology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA – Expertise: Remote sensing.
Peter J. Ralph, Ph.D.
Climate Change Cluster, University of Technology Sydney, Australia -Expertise: Plant biology, climate change, and seagrasses.
Neil Saintilan, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia – Expertise: Wetland ecology and saltmarshes.
Marc Simard, Ph.D.
Radar Science & Engineering Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA -Expertise: Remote sensing.