Dr. Dayne Buddo is a Marine Ecologist with expertise in marine invasive alien species, fisheries management, and marine protected areas and is the Director of External Engagement at Georgia Aquarium. He was formerly the Director of the Bay Academy – Bay Ecotarium, San Francisco CA, USA . He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Zoology and Botany and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Zoology – Marine Sciences from The University of the West Indies (UWI Mona – Jamaica). Prior to moving to the United States, Dr. Buddo served the UWI as Lecturer and Academic Coordinator 2009-2017, and was stationed at the UWI Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station (Jamaica) with responsibility for Marine Research and Teaching and served as the CEO and Research Director for the Alligator Head Foundation focusing on marine protected areas.
He has published several pieces of work on marine invasive species, shark conservation and fisheries management in the Atlantic region, including the co-authored book on Lionfish Management in the Caribbean, and the Global Assessment of Sharks (Nature). In addition to marine invasive species, Dr. Buddo also has significant research interests in marine protected areas management, fisheries management, and sustainable development. He has been a consultant for marine projects for CARICOM, Government of Japan, the World Bank, International Maritime Organization, the Nature Conservancy, among others, and has conducted work in over 30 countries.
DIVE IN with Liz and Sylvia is a casual, free-flowing, and educational conversation and encourages ocean and nature enthusiasts of all ages to join. Sylvia, Liz, and Dayne will take questions via Q & A text from the attendees. Get your questions ready!
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