The Skimmer Staff

Supervising Editor: John B. Davis

John Davis is president of OCTO, an NGO dedicated to providing innovative services to coastal and marine resource managers worldwide. OCTO's services include the newsletter MPA News, for which John has served as editor since 1999, and the forum on ocean planning. Prior to receiving his Master's degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington, he worked at Cutter Information Corp., and overseeing international publications on environmental management for an audience of corporations and government agencies. John also holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Swarthmore College.




Editor: Sarah Carr

In addition to editing The Skimmer, Sarah Carr coordinates the EBM Tools Network, a worldwide network of over 9,300 marine and coastal conservation and management practitioners that works to find the best tools and methods to address ecosystem-based management and marine spatial planning challenges. Prior to becoming EBM Tools Network Coordinator in 2006, Sarah was a NOAA Sea Grant (Knauss) Marine Policy Fellow at US EPA where she brought together economists and natural scientists to discuss solutions to aquatic species invasions. She specializes in synthesizing and communicating marine science research to managers and bridging the social and natural sciences to help find effective solutions to conservation problems. She holds a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Diploma for Graduates in Marine Science and Geology from the University of Otago in New Zealand where she was a Rotary International Scholar, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics (magna cum laude) from Amherst College.



Contributing Editor: Tundi Agardy

Tundi Agardy is an internationally renowned expert in marine resource management and conservation, with extensive field and policy experience in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, and the Americas. She currently heads Sound Seas, an independent policy group based in the Washington, DC (U.S.) area. Her recent clients have included international think tanks, foundations, the World Bank, museums and academic institutions, environmental organizations, and consortia with interests in solving local marine resource problems. Tundi specializes in coastal/marine planning and assessment, marine protected areas, and fisheries management, and has published widely in these fields. She formerly served as senior director for the Global Marine Program at Conservation International and was senior scientist for WWF. She holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and a Master's degree in Marine Affairs, both from the University of Rhode Island.



Editorial Board Chair: David Fluharty

David Fluharty is former chair of the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and current co-chair of that board's Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group. He is also an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. From 1994-2003, he served on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and has also been appointed to multiple MPA- and EBM-related study committees in recent years, including the National Research Council Committee on the Evaluation, Design, and Monitoring of Marine Reserves and Protected Areas in the United States. David holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has published widely on subjects including natural resource policy; climate variability and fishery management; international management of fisheries and marine mammals; nonrenewable natural resource management; training programs for natural resource managers from developing countries; and management institutions.



Editorial Board:

Jeff Ardron
Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association

Kevern Cochrane
Rhodes University

Jon Day
James Cook University

Charles “Bud” Ehler
Ocean Visions Consulting

Ben Halpern
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Jake Rice
Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Joanna Smith
TNC Canada