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Mark Hixon

Mark Hixon

MARK HIXON studies the ecology and conservation biology of coral reefs, including ecological resilience against ocean warming and acidification. With well over 100 scientific publications, he was honored in 2004 by the Institute for Scientific Information Citation Index as the most cited author on coral-reef ecology in America. A Fulbright Senior Scholar and Aldo Leopold Fellow, among other awards, Mark serves on the editorial boards of four scientific journals. He is past chair of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee for NOAA, and the Ocean Sciences Advisory Committee for NSF. Mark’s public outreach includes TED talks and TV appearances.

Interests: coral reefs, natural resources, climate change

UN SDG’s: SDG 12 Responsible Consumption, SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG 14 Life Below Water


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