The Center for Ocean Solutions Team

The skills, knowledge and expertise availible at the Center for Ocean Solutions spans marine and social sciences as well as law, representing the Center's interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Our team combines innovation and solid research to solving the intermediate and long-range challenges facing ocean health.
Specialty | Group

Jim Leape

director

Through research, writing and direct engagement with private and public sector leaders, Leape is developing ways to catalyze private sector leadership on sustainability globally. He looks at how we can drive large-scale systemic shifts to sustainability.

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Fiorenza Micheli

director

Fiorenza Micheli is a marine ecologist and conservation biologist conducting research and teaching at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, where she is also the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science

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Larry Crowder

science director

Larry is professor of biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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Ashley Erickson

assistant director for law & policy

Ashley specializes in coastal and ocean law and policy with a focus on ecosystem-based management, cumulative impacts, and fisheries policy.

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Eric Hartge

research development manager

Eric specializes in organizational management and project portfolio development. He helps decision-makers plan for a changing ecosystem by advising them on coastal adaptation strategies based in the preservation of natural features.

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Kristi Boosman

communications manager

Kristi has a strong background in partnership development, strategic communications and media relations.  Her specialty includes translating complex research in a manner that informs and inspires.

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