Steve is a marine biologist at the Smithsonian Marine Station, where he coordinates the Marine Conservation Program. He is also part of the Working Land and Seascapes action area of the Conservation Commons, a pan-institutional initiative. His research focuses on the management of two critical marine ecosystems, mangroves and seagrasses in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, he conducts research that supports the management and sustainable use of small-scale fisheries in the Mesoamerican reef ecoregion. Steve combines a range of research techniques, including genetic analyses, in-situ monitoring, habitat mapping, and morphometric analyses, which support management decision-making and marine reserve design.
What is his role in CORESCAM?
Steven conducts research techniques including: genetic analysis, in situ monitoring, habitat mapping, and morphometric analysis that support marine reserve design and management decision-making.
Get to know his projects and publications
- Mangrove and seagrass carbon storage estimates for Belize awarded by Pew Charitable Trusts
- Mangrove restoration and the potential of blue carbon in the Mesoamerican reef ecoregion awarded by Getch Foundation
- Promoting mangrove management in the MAR awarded by The Summit Foundation
- Connectivity within the MAR awarded by RARE Inc.
- Broadly defining «working lands». Science. 363:1046-1047. 2019
- Evaluating tools for the spatial management of fisheries. Journal of Applied Ecology. 1-8. 2018