Dr. Terrie Klinger
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Trained as a marine ecologist, I use empirical data to test the application of ecological theory to marine environmental policy and management. I am particularly interested in the effects of multiple environmental stressors (habitat loss, biological removals and invasions, global change) on marine ecosystem function, and in the development of management strategies to reduce the impact of stressors on marine communities. The biological and ecological impacts of ocean acidification are a growing area of my research. Much of this work will be performed at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, where we are building a facility for the study of ocean acidification and establishing a center for the study of ecology of the changing ocean. A second theme of my research is testing the application of ecological theory to marine environmental policy and management.