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