Dr. Nancy Knowlton Sant Chair in Marine Science Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Advisory Committee Member
Primary COSEE Affiliation:Florida
Background with Respect to Ocean Sciences Education:
Dr. Nancy Knowlton's research focuses on the ecology, evolution and conservation of coral reef organisms. Dr. Knowlton received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and her PhD at the University of California at Berkeley, and was a professor at Yale University prior to moving to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, where she worked for 14 years. She then joined the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego, where she was the founding Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. She is an elected fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow. In 2009 she received the Peter Benchley Award for science in the service of marine conservation, and she is the author of Citizens of the Sea, published by the National Geographic Society.