About Benét Duncan

Dr. Benét Duncan is a Program Scientist at the Ocean Science Trust, where she focuses on planning, implementing, and supporting projects that focus on climate change and monitoring of California's marine protected areas (MPAs), particularly in the South Coast regional MPA network.

Before joining the Ocean Science Trust team, Benét served as a postdoctoral fellow at Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. As a postdoc, Benét led an effort to develop ocean climate indicators for the North-central California coast and ocean. Her fellowship was part of the Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) program, administered by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and co-sponsored by the NOAA Climate Program Office. 

Benét received a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from UC Davis, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she focused on regional physical oceanography. 

My News

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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
January 28, 2016
The Science Integration Fellow will work closely with the South Coast marine protected area (MPA) monitoring team to develop and share reporting products in the final year of the South Coast MPA Baseline Program. We're looking for someone with expertise in science communications, science policy and...
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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
May 14, 2014
California Ocean Science Trust, in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, invites members of the Central Coast ocean community and interested members of the public to provide input on the Draft Central Coast MPA Monitoring Plan. An electronic copy of the draft plan is...
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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
January 31, 2014
Thank you to those who recently contributed to informing continued marine protected area (MPA) monitoring in the Central Coast. A summary of key themes captured during our conversations with members of the Central Coast ocean community is now available. Click here to download. This summary is a...