Chris Cvitanovic
Chair until 31 December 2019
E-mail: christopher.cvitanovic@anu.edu.au

Chris Cvitanovic is a Research Scientist at CSIRO in Hobart, Tasmania, specialising in knowledge exchange, stakeholder engagement and the governance of marine resources. He draws on almost ten years’ experience working at the interface of science and policy in a variety of capacities - for the Australian Government Department of Environment, and then as a Knowledge Broker in CSIROs Climate Adaptation Flagship and more recently as a Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania. Initially, Chris worked as a marine ecologist, with his research focused on understanding the mechanisms underpinning the resilience of coral reef systems, primarily herbivory and water quality.

Twitter handle @ChrisCvitanovic
Stephanie Brodie
Chair from 1 January 2020
E-mail: stephanie.brodie@noaa.gov

She is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California Santa Cruz and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Steph is an ecologist with a broad interest biogeography, fisheries, and animal ecophysiology. She has expertise in quantitative analyses and using diverse data sets to examine pelagic predator ecology and the roles that oceanographic processes play in species distributions. Steph is interested in applied research and understanding how climate change and variability is affecting living marine resources and dependent marine communities.
André Frainer
E-mail: andre.frainer@nina.no
Web page: Link

André Frainer investigates how environmental degradation, including human-induced climate change, might affect the functional composition and diversity of marine fish in the Arctic. As part of this work, he aims at understanding how functional diversity can change ecosystem functioning, and is currently developing ways of assessing early-stress signals from different ecosystems. He is also interested in understanding how climate change might affect small-scale fisheries, with a focus on Brazilian fisheries. He is research scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA, in Tromsø, Norway.
Maria Grazia Pennino
E-mail: graziapennino@yahoo.it

She is a marine biologist, with a master's degree in Biostatistic and a PhD in Mathematics & Statistics. Currently working at the C.O. Vigo, Instituto Español de Oceanografia at the Fishery Department. Her main research fields is spatial-temporal modeling and biostatistics in general to advise an effective fisheries management. She has studied different fisheries (industrial and small-scale/artisanal) and several ecosystems (Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Brazilian coastal areas), working at different spatial (from local to global) and temporal scale. Recently, she has also been interested in linking social and economic factors in the species distribution models framework to understand how they could affect the distribution of the species.

Twitter handle - @grazia_pennino
Jon Lopez
E-mail: jlopez@iattc.org

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, United States
A quantitative fisheries scientist at the IATTC in La Jolla, California. Much of his current research focuses on investigating the impacts of anthropogenic activities and environmental variability on marine biodiversity and fishery resources, and developing and testing alternative mitigation, conservation and management measures that promote the sustainable use of ecosystems, including target and non-target species. He has contributed to a number of working groups of different tuna regional fisheries management organizations (t-RFMO), including the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, and is now focused in the eastern Pacific Ocean (IATTC). He is also a member of the joint t-RFMO FAD working group and the Seasonal Forecasting and Dynamic Ocean Management Task Team of CLIOTOP.
Ivan Martins
E-mail: ivanmmartins@usp.br

Ivan Martins is a Professor at São Lucas University in Brazil. His main research interest is the socioecological component of marine-dependent communities in the context of climate change and resource scarcity. He is a biologist, with a Masters degree in ecology and PhD in Oceanography. He has 10 years experience working in interdisciplinary research focusing on social vulnerability to climate change, the human dimension of fishing, human ecology and ethnoecology. His current research interests include vulnerability assessments, fishers´ perception, human wellbeing, food security and coastal communities livelihoods.
Sabine Mathesius
E-mail: smathesius@geomar.de
Web page: Link

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany.

A PhD student at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany. As a climate and ocean modeller she simulates global change as well as local processes observed in ocean acidification field studies (mesocosm experiments). Currently, she investigates the impact of ocean acidification on marine carbon export, with a closer look on the role of gel particles. Her main interests are climate change, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss and its implications for human societies.
Kelly Ortega-Cisneros
E-mail: flypper5@hotmail.com

She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science at Rhodes University, South Africa. Her research interest is focused on the influence of environmental variability and climate change on coastal ecosystems. Her postdoctoral research focused on the use of ecosystem modelling to investigate the potential effects of climate change and fisheries in marine ecosystems. Obtained her PhD. at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her PhD. investigated the importance of the variability in river flow on the functioning of estuaries using ecological network models.
Samiya Selim
E-mail: samiya.selim@ulab.edu.bd

Samiya Selim is an Associate Professor and the Director of Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). She specialises in interdisciplinary areas of social-ecological systems - sustainability science, climate change adaptation and resilience, and the science-policy interface. In the past 10 years, Samiya worked on sustainability, climate change, conservation and fisheries in the UK and Bangladesh, including mobilizing hard-to-reach communities to get involved in environmental activities and to bring about sustainable behavioural change in daily life. Her current work focuses on ecosystem-based adaptation and sustainable livelihoods in coastal areas of Bangladesh facing increased salinity and erosion. Samiya recently published a book on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals relating to the environment in Bangladesh. She is also a member of the IMBeR Human Dimensions Working Group.
Natasa Vaidianu
E-mail: natasa.vaidianu@geo.unibuc.ro

An Associate Professor at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, Ovidius University Constanta and researcher at University of Bucharest, Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics.

Her research includes Marine Spatial Planning, ocean governance and the science-policy interface, coastal and wetland management, stakeholder involvement and participatory approach. Her work is mainly carried out in the Black Sea Basin, Danube Delta and Eastern Europe. She is a co-convener within Land-Sea Interactions Group, OceanGov COST Action,.