California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Master Plan Science Advisory Team (South Coast Study Region)

Southern California MLPA Science Advisory Team Announced
September 8, 2008

Request for Nominations to the South Coast MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team Adobe Reader required
July 7, 2008

The MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) will be appointed by the director of the California Department of Fish and Game to help advise the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) process. The SAT provides the scientific information and technical judgment that assists with: (1) meeting the objectives of the MLPA; (2) providing informed recommendations to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF); and (3) completing the master plan for marine protected areas (MPAs).

The SAT reviews and comments on scientific papers relevant to the implementation of the MLPA, reviews alternative MPA proposals, reviews master plan documents, responds to scientific issues presented in those documents, and addresses scientific questions raised by the BRTF and stakeholders. Members of the SAT are technical experts in a range of fields including marine ecology, fisheries, the design of marine protected areas, economics, and social sciences.

Members of the South Coast MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team

    • Dr. Larry Allen, California State University, Northridge
    • Dr. Richard Ambrose, UCLA, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
    • Dr. Eric Bjorkstedt, Humboldt State University/NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
    • Dr. Mark Carr, University of California, Santa Cruz
    • Dr. Susan Chivers, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
    • Dr. Christopher Costello, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Dr. Paul Dayton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
    • Dr. Steve Gaines, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Mr. Dominic Gregorio, State Water Resources Control Board
    • Dr. Ray Hilborn, University of Washington
    • Dr. John Largier, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis
    • Dr. Steven Morgan, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis
    • Dr. Steven Murray, California State University, Fullerton
    • Dr. Daniel Pondella, Occidental College
    • Dr. Peter Raimondi, University of California, Santa Cruz
    • Mr. Dan Robinette, Point Reyes Bird Observatory/Vandenberg Field Station
    • Dr. Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust
    • Dr. Stephen Stohs, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
    • Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
    • Mr. Stephen Wertz, California Department of Fish and Game