About Dina Liebowitz

Dr. Dina Liebowitz is an Associate Scientist with California Ocean Science Trust, working on cross-system analyses of marine protected area monitoring data, and collaborating with stakeholders to create a management-relevant State of the Region report for the North Central Coast.

Dina graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology and an NSF IGERT Fellowship in the Adaptive Management of Water, Wetlands, and Watersheds program. Her doctoral research investigated the role of herbivores in controlling nuisance algae blooms under varying ecosystem conditions (particularly hypoxia), and her M.S. research was focused on a stakeholder analysis and resource-use mapping for marine protected area management.

She has been involved in a variety of additional management and teaching activities, such as planning protected areas for coral reefs in the Red Sea, teaching biology labs and leading field courses for undergraduate students (to the Galapagos Islands, South Africa, and Panama, among others!), and training with community based natural resource management projects in the Solomon Islands.

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