Join us on World Fisheries Day for a conversation with Dr. Helen E. Fox, Senior Director of Our Changing Planet Grants Program at the National Geographic Society, as she shares insights from her 20+ years’ experience strengthening science and marine conservation.
A coral reef ecologist by training, she works on links between marine protected area (MPA) management and governance, ecological impacts, sustainable fishing, and human well-being. She was previously the Director of Marine Science at WWF-US, Senior Director of Research and Monitoring at Rare, and Principal of Fox Conservation, LLC. She was the Principal Investigator of a working group on “Solving the Mystery of MPA Performance” at the Social-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), which has resulted in a paper in the journal Nature.
Helen received her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley in 2002, investigating coral reef recovery and rehabilitation from blast fishing. She has received numerous grants and awards, authored >30 scientific publications, logged > 1,000 dives, and once lived underwater for 10 days.