University of California at Santa Cruz, United States
Mark Carr is a Professor of marine ecology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His research focuses on the ecology of coastal marine fishes and coastal marine ecosystems and informs a variety of topics in marine conservation and fisheries management (http://research.pbsci.ucsc.edu/eeb/rclab/). His research enlightens the design and evaluation of marine protected areas (MPAs). For eight years, Prof. Carr served as Co-chair of the Science Advisory Team to California’s Marine Life Protection Act, which culminated in the establishment of a network of marine protected areas the length of the coast of California. He was also the Co-chair of the Science Advisory Team to California’s Ocean Protection Council. Currently, he is a member of the US NOAA Federal Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Council. He is a founding principal investigator with the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program.