FORA.tv Speaker - Michael Webster

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Biography

An expert in the fields of coral reef science and conservation management, Michael Webster earned a Ph.D. in coral reef fish ecology from Oregon State University. After graduate school, Webster joined the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at Oregon State University, where he coordinated the scientific activities of a long-term ecosystem research and monitoring project focused on the ecology and oceanography of the California Current Ecosystem.

Webster then joined the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where he developed and managed a portfolio of more than $40 million in grants focused on the conservation, management, and scientific understanding of Pacific salmon ecosystems. He has worked with leaders at a wide array of conservation organizations, management agencies, and universities to identify and meet funding needs while developing strategic plans to increase the long-term effectiveness of conservation initiatives. Webster is a certified divemaster and has conducted coral reef field research in the Bahamas and Australia.

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Communicating Science: Creating a Science Savvy Public

11.08.11 | 01:20:13 min | 1 comment