University of Maine
Bob Steneck is professor of marine biology, oceanography and marine policy in University of Maine’s, School of Marine Sciences. He is a marine ecologist whose laboratories include coral reefs in the Caribbean and Indopacific oceans and kelp forests of the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans. He has published over 160 scientific papers on topics including lobsters, sea urchins, fish, corals, calcareous algae, historical ecology, global climate change and the science of managing marine resources. His interests include how complex biological and social systems interact and what drives their resilience. His current research is on how fishing affects alternative stable states and the impacts of ocean acidification on subarctic and tropical marine ecosystems. He was awarded a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, A Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and distinguished for his research by the Second International Lobster Congress.