Biography

Nancy Knowlton is a guest editor for this special issue of Solutions. She holds the Sant Chair in Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. She was a professor at Yale University, a scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and professor and founding director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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We met in 1974 on the north coast of Jamaica, in Discovery Bay, then one of the great pioneer centers of coral reef science. At the time, many of us blithely took the reefs for granted. They were already largely fishless, which we noted, but luxuriant living corals carpeted the reefs built up by their […]

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