PEGASuS: Managing Ocean Change and Food Security:Implementing Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary

Principal Investigators:

Fiorenza Micheli, Yimnang Golbuu, and Jim Leape

One of the most acute challenges for ocean nations and coastal communities is food security, including sustaining wild capture fisheries in a time of rapid and profound change in the oceans and in the global food sector. Palau’s commitment to protect ocean ecosystems and resources for its people, demonstrated in a 2020 policy to close 80% of its EEZ, provides an unprecedented opportunity to take a systems approach to tackling this complex and urgent challenge. The Government of Palau has asked us to convene a working group to synthesize existing... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group12th—15th February 2019Participant List  
Working Group6th—8th May 2019Participant List  
Working Group7th—9th October 2019Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Annadel Cabanbanannadel.cabanban@gmail.comUniversiti Malaysia Sabah
Patrick J. Christiepatrickc@uw.eduUniversity of Washington
Javier Cuetos-Buenojaviercuetos@gmail.comThe Nature Conservancy
Valerie Cumminsv.cummins@ucc.ieUniversity College Cork
Angela N. Doerrandoerr@stanford.eduStanford University
Robert B. Dunbardunbar@stanford.eduStanford University
Sebastian Fersesebastian.ferse@leibniz-zmt.deUniversity of Bremen
Alan M. Friedlanderfriedlan@hawaii.eduUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa
Jessica Gephartjag5sa@virginia.eduUniversity of Maryland
Yimnang Golbuuygolbuu@picrc.orgPalau International Coral Reef Center
Lucie Hazenljhazen@stanford.eduStanford University
Alistair Hobdayalistair.hobday@csiro.auCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
Noah Idechongnoah.idechong@tnc.orgMinistry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Tourism
David Idipdavididip@gmail.comPalau Automated Land and Resource Information System Office
Vanessa Jaitehvanessa.jaiteh@hotmail.comCoral Reef Research Foundation
Philip Jamespasjames@gmail.comThe Pacific Community (SPC)
Stacy D. Jupitersjupiter@wcs.orgWildlife Conservation Society
Jim Leapejleape@stanford.eduStanford University
Staci Lewisslewis13@stanford.eduStanford University
Steve Lindfieldsteve@coralreefpalau.orgCoral Reef Research Foundation
Fiorenza Michelimicheli@stanford.eduStanford University
Joleen NgoriaklKoror State Government
Nick NgwalPalau National Marine Sanctuary
Kirsten L.L. Olesonkoleson@hawaii.eduUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa
Kevin Rhodesklrhodes_grouper@yahoo.comMarAlliance
Robert H. Richmondrichmond@hawaii.eduUniversity of Hawaii
Keobel Sakumakeobel.sakuma@TNC.ORGPalau International Coral Reef Center
F. Umiich SengebauPalau Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Tourism
Colette Wabnitzc.wabnitz@oceans.ubc.caUniversity of British Columbia
Mark Zimringmzimring@TNC.ORGThe Nature Conservancy
Collin Closekclosek@stanford.eduStanford University
Chris FunkChris.Funk@colostate.eduColorado State University
Alfredo Giróngiron@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Eric Hartgeehartge@stanford.eduStanford University
Emily Kellyelakelly@stanford.eduStanford University
Victoria LeeVictoria.Lee@weforum.orgVictoria Lee World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
John Lynhamlynham@hawaii.eduUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa
Erin Satterthwaitesatterthwaite@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Craig Stargercraig.starger@futureearth.orgFuture Earth
Joshua Tewksburyjosh.tewksbury@futureearth.orgFuture Earth
Yvonne Uedayvonne.ueda@TNC.ORGThe Nature Conservancy
Juan Carlos Villaseñor-Derbezjvillasenor@bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Anna Zivianazivian@oceanconservancy.orgOcean Conservancy

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"PEGASuS: Managing Ocean Change and Food Security:Implementing Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary" is project ID: 12799