Senior Science Advisor
Douglas Rader advises EDF leadership on the scientific aspects of policies and programs affecting oceans. He works with international and regional teams around the world to leverage cutting-edge science in current Oceans Program projects and emerging ocean issues.
His efforts focus on realizing the potential of the world ocean, including stronger fisheries management policies and programs that align conservation with the business of fishing, improved coastal habitat protection programs, and getting the most from science-based networks of marine protected areas.
Ph.D., Biology, University of North Carolina;
M.S., Zoology, University of Washington.
- Member, University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment Board of Visitors
- Past Chair, South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Habitat and Environmental Protection Advisory Panel
- Past Member, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Marine Protected Area Advisory Panel
- Past Chair, North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission Habitat and Water Quality Standing Advisory Committee Planning and Permits Subcommittee
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June 16, 2015
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March 3, 2015
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The future of Galveston Bay: Implications of the oil spill
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