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Dr. John McManus

Director, National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries, University of Miami

He has devoted most of his career to helping to ensure the long-term futures of coral reefs and reef-dependent people around the world. He founded ReefBase, the Global Coral Reef Database, assisted in setting up the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), and led the development of the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN). He is currently organizing a research and management program known as the CARRUS Alliance (Comparative Analysis of Reef Resilience Under Stress), which will coordinate integrated social, economic, biological and physical oceanographic research by member groups around the world in support of reef management. A major focus of this research is the development of Dynamic Decision Support Systems that integrate GIS with hydrodynamic and agent-based models designed to identify the range of potential outcomes of a management intervention for reefs and associated social and economic systems.

Area of Expertise / Interest:
Coral reef assessment, monitoring and management

B.S. (1974) University of Connecticut, Storrs
M.S. (1978) University of Connecticut, Storrs
Ph.D. (1985) University of Rhode Island, Narragansett

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