Effecting Change Through Powerful Communication

We live in a world of intricate connections: where every human action prompts not one reaction, but a complex tangle of related reactions. Through my work as an oceanographer, science journalist and marine policy analyst, I have come to see that effecting change—for the good of our planet, and for all who share it—falls down when the public (and the politicians who represent them) can’t see the full connection between the choices we make and their ultimate impact on the world around us.

My goal is to bridge that gap at every possible step: through innovative research that relates to topics of broad societal concern; by communicating my findings to the public, policy makers and peers; and by distilling the information in such a way that its relevance is readily apparent to all. This site shows a sampling of my work to date.