Doctoral Programme on Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation
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The Nature Conservancy

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General details

Department:Global Marine Team; Center for Ocean Health
Partner number:21
Address:Center for Ocean Health, LML; 100 Shaffer Road; University of California; Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Country:United States


Legal representative / director: Lynne Z Hale
Contact person: Dr.  Beck  Michael
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Summary and roles

Short Description:The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. It was founded in 1951. Beside protection of landbased ecosystems they operated more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. They currently work in more than 30 countries and have a staff of over 700 people. The organisation use a science-based approach. Through science, market-based strategies, restoration and resilient habitat protection, The Nature Conservancy aims to find innovative, lasting solutions for marine conservation.

The Nature Conservancy can play an important role in MARES by its large regional scope. The organization wants to join MARES in order to offer doctoral candidates opportunities for looking at real large scale human effects in the marine realm and to allow for checking responses on these effects in different regions. The Nature Conservancy may also play a role in dissemination of the research results to the broad audience in for example the US. The organization hopes to set up joint PhD with a global focus on topics like marine spatial planning, effects of fisheries, effects of invasive species, ...



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