Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force
space
Home
space
The Project
space
The Task Force
space
Of Interest
space
News and Events
space
Contact Us
space
Log in
space

The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force is comprised of thirteen preeminent scientists from around the globe, who collectively have expertise in a wide range of disciplines. This distinguished panel will be the first to undertake a comprehensive examination of the science and management of forage fish populations.

space
Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch - Chairperson
Dr. P. Dee Boersma
Dr. Ian L. Boyd
Dr. David O. Conover
Dr. Philippe Cury
Dr. Tim Essington
Dr. Selina S. Heppell
Dr. Edward D. Houde
Dr. Marc Mangel
Dr. Daniel Pauly
Dr. Éva Plagányi-Lloyd
Dr. Keith Sainsbury
Dr. Bob Steneck
Christine Santora - Project Director
Christopher Mann - Policy Advisor
space

Ellen Pikitch

space

DR. ELLEN K. PIKITCH

Task Force Chairperson

Professor and Executive Director
Institute for Ocean Conservation Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York
USA

Ph.D., Indiana University
Zoology, 1983

Research Expertise

Ocean Conservation
Fisheries Management
Ecosystem-based Approaches
Endangered Fishes
Sharks
Sturgeon

view details

to top

space

P. Dee Boersma

space

DR. P. DEE BOERSMA

Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science

Director of the Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels
Professor, Biology
Adjunct Professor, Women Studies
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
USA

Ph.D., Ohio State University
Zoology, 1974

Research Expertise

Conservation Science
Seabirds
Penguins
Environmental Change
Anthropogenic Effects

view details

to top

space

Ian Boyd

space

DR. IAN L. BOYD

Professor and Director
NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit
Gatty Marine Laboratory
University of St Andrews
UK

Ph.D., Cambridge University (St John’s College)
Zoology, 1982

Research Expertise

Behavioral Biology
Ecological Modeling
Marine Biology
Population Biology
Marine Mammals
Ecological Economics

view details

to top

space

David Conover

space

DR. DAVID O. CONOVER

Professor
Stony Brook University

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, 1982

Research Expertise

Fisheries Biology And Evolution
Fisheries Ecology
Resource Management
Striped Bass
Atlantic Silversides
Bluefish

view details

to top

space

Philippe Cury

space

DR. PHILIPPE CURY

Directeur du Centre de Recherche Halieutique Méditerranéenne et Tropicale
France

Ph.D., University of Paris VII-Jussieu
Biomathematics, 1989

Research Expertise

Ecosystem Approaches To Fisheries
Small Pelagic Fish
Oceanography
Ecosystem Indicators

view details

to top

space

Tim Essington

space

DR. TIM ESSINGTON

Associate Professor
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
University of Washington
USA

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Zoology, 1999

Research Expertise

Fisheries
Aquatic Ecology
Predator-Prey Interaction
Ecological Modeling
Food Webs

view details

to top

space

Selina Heppell

space

DR. SELINA S. HEPPELL

Associate Professor
Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
USA

Ph.D., Duke University
Zoology, 1998

Research Expertise

Marine Ecology
Population Modeling
Quantitative Approaches
Conservation Biology
Sea Turtles
Sharks

view details

to top

space

Edward Houde

space

DR. EDWARD D. HOUDE

Professor
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
USA

Ph.D., Cornell University
Fishery Science, 1968

Research Expertise

Fisheries Science And Management
Larval Fish Ecology
Fisheries Oceanography
Population Dynamics And Recruitment Mechanisms

view details

to top

space

Marc Mangel

space

DR. MARC MANGEL

Director
Center for Stock Assessment Research

Distinguished Professor
University of California, Santa Cruz
USA

Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 1978

Research Expertise

Fisheries Ecology And Evolution
Quantitative Methods
Predator-Prey Interactions

view details

to top

space

Daniel Pauly

space

DR. DANIEL PAULY

Professor, Fisheries Centre
University of British Columbia
Canada

Ph.D., University of Kiel
Fisheries Biology, 1979

Research Expertise

Global Fisheries
Ecosystem Modeling
Fishing Down The Food Web
Forage Fisheries
Ecosystem Impacts

view details

to top

space

Ev Plaganyi-Lloyd

space

DR. ÉVA PLAGÁNYI-LLOYD

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Scientist
Australia

Ph.D., University of Cape Town
Applied Fisheries Management, 2004

Research Expertise

Quantitative Methods
Fisheries Stock Assessment
Biological Modeling
Ecosystem Approaches To Fisheries Management

view details

to top

space

Keith Sainsbury

space

DR. KEITH SAINSBURY

Director
SainSolutions Pty Ltd

Professor
Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science
University of Tasmania

Ph.D., University of Canterbury
New Zealand
Population Dynamics and Marine Ecology, 1977

Research Expertise

Modeling Of Marine Population And Ecosystem Dynamics
Human Impacts On The Oceans
Management Strategy Evaluation
Spatial Zoning

view details

to top

space

Robert Steneck

space

DR. ROBERT S. STENECK

Professor
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences

Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
Ecology and Evolution, 1982

Research Expertise

Marine Ecology And Evolution
Community Structure And Function, Fisheries Management
Food Webs
Coral Reefs
Lobsters
Sea Urchins
Algae

view details

to top

space

CHRISTINE SANTORA
Project Director

Christine Santora

space

Christine Santora is Project Director for the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force, the first major project of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University. Christine manages the logistics, operations, and administration of the project, and assists with research, preparation, and writing for the Task Force. Christine was previously employed for five years as a Senior Research Associate with the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, joining the Institute at the time of its founding.

Christine earned a Master’s degree in Marine Affairs with a focus on ocean policy and endangered species bycatch, and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies. At the Pew Institute, she worked on a wide variety of fisheries science and policy issues and provided research and organizational support. Most recently, she has researched several forage fish case studies in preparation for the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force. In 2003, she successfully managed a three-day scientific meeting to develop a consensus on ecosystem-based fishery management, and coordinated the writing and editing process amongst the 17 co-authors of the resulting peer-reviewed publication.

to top

space

CHRISTOPHER MANN
Policy Advisor

Christopher Mann

space

Chris Mann is a senior officer with the Pew Environment Group, the environmental program of the Pew Charitable Trusts, where he directs projects on aquaculture, management of forage fisheries, and ocean governance reform. He joined the Trusts with more than 20 years of experience in marine policy and science. Prior to joining the staff of the Trusts, he was executive director of the Marine Aquaculture Task Force, a project of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Lenfest Ocean Program. The Task Force brought together leaders in aquaculture, conservation, marine science and policy to recommend national standards for sustainable aquaculture in marine waters of the United States.

Chris was Ocean and Coastal Policy Director for the Pew Oceans Commission, where he oversaw the Commission’s work on ocean governance and coastal development. He managed legislative affairs on international environmental and economic issues at the State Department. Before moving to the State Department, he worked for the House of Representatives on marine resources conservation and management, first for the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries and later for the Committee on Resources. Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and attended the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, where he conducted research on marine zooplankton ecology and behavior.

to top

space
space