California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Baseline Science-Management Panel

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The MLPA Initiative Baseline Science-Management Panel is an informal group of scientists convened to develop by November 2006 a prioritized list of baseline data needs for the implementation of monitoring and adaptively managing MPAs within the MLPA Central Coast Study Region.

The panel's primary deliverable is a final, written, prioritized list of baseline data needs for monitoring and adaptively managing MPAs within the MLPA Central Coast Study Region. This list will assist the California Department of Fish and Game, the California Ocean Protection Council, other state and federal agencies, and private organizations as they make decisions to support scientific research.

Members of the Baseline Science-Management Panel

(June 7, 2006)
  • Dr. Mary Bergen, Environmental Scientist, Marine Region, California Department of Fish and Game
  • Dr. Mark Carr, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Dr. Elizabeth Chornesky, Consultant
  • Dr. Christopher Costello, Associate Professor, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Steve Gaines, Director, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Mark Hixon, Professor of Marine Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University
  • Mr. Christopher LaFranchi, Coordinator, Spatial Assessment and Analysis of Non-Consumptive Uses in California's Marine Sanctuaries
  • Dr. Caroline Pomeroy, Marine Advisor, Santa Cruz County, California Sea Grant Extension Program
  • Dr. Jim Sanchirico, Natural Resource Economist, Resources for the Future
  • Dr. Rick Starr, Marine Advisor, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California Sea Grant Extension Program
  • Ms. Mary Yoklavich, Habitat Ecology Team Leader, NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center