Mark C. Urban, Ph.D.

Professor, Arden Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Urban is an expert on climate change impacts on biodiversity and evolutionary ecology of vernal pools, lakes, and streams

Predictive Modeling Eco-Evolution Climate Change Extinction Risk Biodiversity

Megan Ennes

Assistant Curator · University of Florida

Megan Ennes supports science interests using family museum programming, professional development and climate change communication research.

Civic Engagement for the Environment Climate Change Education Family Science Museum Education Science Career Aspirations

Toby S. Daly-Engel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Daly-Engel's research uses genomics, field ecology and modelling to study shark populations.

Molecular Ecology Shark Behavior Marine Biology Field Ecology Genomics

Christianne Wilhelmson

Executive Director · Georgia Strait Alliance

Non-profit leader in ocean conservation in urban British Columbia, where 75 per cent of the province's population lives, works and plays.

Ocean Conservation Whale protection Habitat protection Marine planning Salmon Aquaculture

Robynne Berg

Director · Berg Consulting Group

An experienced, compelling speaker explains how companies can create leaps in value and profit through innovative strategy and leadership.

Blue Ocean Strategy Transformational Leadership Strategy

Peter Evans

Co-Founder & CEO · ExpertFile

Recognized speaker on expertise marketing, technology and innovation

Strategic Planning Angel Investing Online Media Software as A Service (Saas) Technology

Kelli Hunsucker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Hunsucker investigates biofouling prevention methods for marine growth and eco-engineering techniques for ecosystem enhancement.

Marine Education Oceanography UVC Biofilms Biofouling

James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology

Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.

Research Professor at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute · Florida Atlantic University

Brian Lapointe’s research interests include algal physiology and biochemistry, marine bioinvasions and marine conservation.

Marine Bioinvasions Coral Reef Ecology Algal Physiology Biochemistry Seagrass Ecology

Eric Rignot

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Earth System Science · UC Irvine

Dr. Rignot works to understand the interactions of glaciers and climate and what effects they will have on global sea levels.

Ice Sheet Dynamics and Mass Balance Climate Change Glaciology Radar

Joanne Muller, Ph.D.

Expert in hurricanes and climate change · Florida Gulf Coast University

Joanne Muller is an expert in the impact of climate change in tropical and sub-tropical areas.

Women in STEM Weather Climate Change Paleoclimatology Hurricanes

Rachel O'Neill, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology and Institute for Systems Genomics · University of Connecticut

Dr. O'Neill's research projects use molecular genetic approaches to study centromere function and evolution

Cancer Susceptibility Genomics Genome Stability

Thomas Kostigen

Bestselling author · Thomas Kostigen

Celebrity Collaboration / Climate / Sustainable Food

Collaboration and New Ways of Working Journalism Environment Climate Business

Cristina L. Archer

Professor, Geography and Spatial Sciences · University of Delaware

Prof. Archer's research interests include: renewable energy, wind power, climate change, and numerical modeling of atmospheric processes.

Air Quality Wind Power Renewable Energy Meteorology Climate Change

Jeremy Firestone

Professor, Marine Science and Policy · University of Delaware

Prof. Firestone's major research focus is renewable energy transition.

Energy Justice Wind Power Climate Change Policy Renewable Energy Transition Renewable Energy

Rhiannon Mayne

Oscar and Juanita Monnig Endowed Chair of Meteoritics and Planetary Science · Texas Christian University

Museum curator and researcher specializing in the study of meteorites and planetary science, as well as education and public outreach.

Planets Meteors Astroids

James Randerson

Chancellor's Professor Earth System Science · UC Irvine

James Randerson studies the global carbon cycle using remote sensing and in-situ measurements and different types of models.

Climate-Carbon Cycle Feedbacks Forests Wildfires Climate Plants

Mimi Ito

Professor in Residence Informatics · UC Irvine

Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, focusing on children and youth's changing relationships to media.

Media and Communications Anthropology Children/Video Games Technology

H. Shelton Weeks, Ph.D.

Expert in real estate and financial markets · Florida Gulf Coast University

H. Shelton Weeks has extensive industry experience in valuation of real property with an emphasis on senior living projects.

Economics Corporate Finance Real Estate Financial Markets Investments

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD

Professor of Geography and the Environment; Director of the MS in Environmental Science Graduate Program | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD, researches the environmental change impacting tropical ocean ecosystems and conservation and management strategies.

Marine Invertebrates Coral Reefs Ecosystems Ocean Environments