Tipping Points Science and Management Experts

Experts in Scenario analysis


Crow White

OpenChannels Username: Crow White

E-mail: [email protected]

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Organization: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Bio: The overarching conceptual theme of my research is to understand causes and consequences of spatial population dynamics of coastal marine species, trophic processes among species in communities and ecosystems, and interactions between marine ecological communities and human users, especially fisheries. A common applied goal of my research is to identify how the implications of the above dynamics can be used to guide sustainable management of renewable natural marine resources and the conservation of marine ecosystems. Noteworthy focal research topics include: Seascape genetics for estimating patterns of dispersal and population connectivity Natural and controlled field and laboratory studies for quantifying variation in species demographics and community structure and function in response to human impacts (e.g., fishing) Designing and evaluating marine protected areas and catch shares for promoting sustainable fisheries Identifying optimal and practical ecosystem-based and marine spatial planning management strategies (considering conservation, fisheries, offshore wind/wave energy facilities, marine aquaculture farms, shipping lanes, etc.) for achieving conservation and socioeconomic objectives.

OTP Expertise: Fisheries collapse, Scenario analysis, Spatial analysis, Tradeoff analysis

Philip Loring

OpenChannels Username: ConserveChange

E-mail: [email protected]

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Organization: School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

OTP Expertise: Resilience, Restoration, Risk analysis, Scenario analysis, Social-ecological systems, Sociocultural tipping points, Tradeoff analysis, Traditional and local knowledge

Carrie Kappel

OpenChannels Username: carrie.kappel

E-mail: [email protected]

Job Title: Research Scientist

Organization: University of California Santa Barbara

Bio: Carrie is a Research Biologist and Senior Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). Carrie received her PhD from Stanford University. A marine conservation biologist and community ecologist by training, she has worked in coral reefs, kelp forests and rocky intertidal systems and now uses collaborative synthesis science to develop conservation solutions that protect marine ecosystems and enhance human well being. From 2012-2017, Carrie was the lead principal investigator of the Ocean Tipping Points Project, a multi-institution, interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at understanding dramatic, nonlinear change in marine ecosystems and developing practical tools to help ocean and coastal managers avoid or recover from undesirable ecosystem shifts. Carrie serves on the Science for Nature and People Partnership's Science Advisory Council and is a former board member of Ecology Project International and the Teton Science Schools.

OTP Expertise: Climate-driven regime shifts, Coral reef tipping points, Early warning indicators, Ecosystem monitoring, Fisheries collapse, Nonlinear models and statistics, Resilience, Scenario analysis, Social-ecological systems, Spatial analysis, Tradeoff analysis