Connecting Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services in Ocean Ecosystems and Fisheries

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

(Marine Biologist, Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President for Science + Knowledge at Conservation International)

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg is a world-renowned scientist, policy expert, scholar, businessperson, and academic leader.  With in-depth understanding of ecosystem services, he guides CI’s Science + Knowledge team to develop tools and processes that empower decision-makers with the information they need to make sound, sustainable development decisions that include thoughtful natural resource management. Since 2000, Andy has been a Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), serving as Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture from 2000 to 2004.  His teaching and research experience includes marine ecology, fisheries, environmental policy, historical ecology, and ecosystem-based management.

Prior to joining UNH, one of Andy’s posts was Deputy Director of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, the senior career position in the agency. Andy is a Member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, the National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board, the UN Group of Experts for Global Marine Assessment, the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, and the National Science Foundation Geosciences Advisory Board, among others.  In the past, he has served as the U.S. lead representative in several international fishery management organizations, such as NAFO, NASCO and FAO.