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Posted on | February 11, 2011 | Comments Off

Robert Richmond headshot

Robert Richmond, a researcher at Mānoa’s Pacific Biosciences Research Center, was appointed to a four-year term as the president of the International Society for Reef Studies.

ISRS, which has over 800 members representing 55 nations, focuses on coral reef research. ISRS publishes a well-respected scientific journal, Coral Reefs, which contains peer-reviewed scientific studies about coral reefs throughout the world. Members are at the cutting edge of coral reef science.

Richmond plans to work proactively with his fellow society officers, councilors and members to ensure the best science is used to guide policy and management activities and to insure a legacy of vital and beautiful coral reefs is left for future generations.

“While our knowledge about coral reefs is continuing to grow on a daily basis, their state is declining globally,” says Richmond. “There is a great need to improve how science is bridged to management and policy, and this means we need to become better communicators and engage more with stakeholders, policy makers and educators.”

Read the news release.

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