Miami, FL. – Old Lyme, CT. – Burton, TX.
Restoration marine plants around the world through USA, FAO, World Bank, IOC. Research of pollutant effects on marine plants, setting standards and policies for US and UN. Convenor of decision-making conferences to restore and sustain natural resources.
Miami, FL. – Brownwood, TX
President of Partnership for Productivity carried out microfinance/microenterprise in 80 nations from 1976 onward to 1988. Director of Peace Corps in Malawi, Jamaica, Uganda, Poet-in Residence St. Andrew’s University.20 years experience restoring world’s coastlines.
Ryan Jackson, M.D.
Willemstad, Curacao – El Paso, TX
Dean of Academics at Caribbean Medical University in Curacao, Board Member of the US Association of the Club of Rome, Co-author of “Future of the Western Hemisphere” and Health Committee Chair for “Future of the Arctic” He is also Ombudsman of the Triple Nine Society.
Barbara Carby, Ph.D.
Director of Disaster RisK reduction Center at University of West Indies, Dr. Carby was previous Director General of Jamaica’s Office of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness. She is attributed with Planning the Belize’s Disaster Preparedness planning.
Jorge Lopez-Portillo, Ph.D.
Xalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico
INECOL Mexico. Dr. Lopez-Portillo is a mangrove expert, who has studied energy and development throughout Mexico and Central America , especially Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean for decades. He is excellent in finding solutions for sustainability within the coastal and energy development process. Mapping, productivity, pollution effects.
Franklin McDonald, Ph.D.
Director Caribbean Director Office of Disaster Preparedness, Jamaica; Executive Director of the Jamaica Natural Resources Conservation Authority; Director of the University of the West Indies Institute for Sustainable Development; Advisor to the United Nations Environment Program in the Caribbean.
Hugo Tobar, Ph.D.
Energy and Port Engineer. Consultant to UN, to Government of Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Panama, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, and Uruguay. He received his Ph.D. from MIT. He is an expert in Energy Futures and Environment South America and Caribbean. He was a co-author of the Energy chapter of “Future of the Western Hemisphere”.
Arthur Schwarz Ph.D., Dept Biological Sciences.
Educator, Field Biologist. Ph.D. Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada. Worked on environmental training and education in Uganda and then in China for 10 yrs. University of Michigan, Presently Chairman Biology and Professor Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX.
Helen Mills Poulos, Ph.D.
Expert in remotely sensed imagery interpretation and modeling for US, Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America. Active in both field and technical analyses for plant resource changes in response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances and stressors. Wesleyan University, College of the Environment. Research Associate, Yale School of Forestry.
Gladstone Bonnick, Ph.D.
Kingston, Jamaica – Broward county, FL.
A noted economist, Dr. Bonnick’s knowledge and experience stem from a career of over 40 years in the field of economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and has lectured locally and internationally. His professional career includes Jamaica Ministry of Finance (over 10 years), Deputy Governor the Bank of Jamaica, and at the World Bank, in various capacities, for over 15 years.
Harold Wanless, Ph.D.
Coral Gables, FL.
Dr. Wanless has studied sea level rise throughout the world’s tropics for 50 years, and particularly in the Caribbean and GOM and Atlantic, as well as Island Nations. He gives advice to a series of USA states in the GOM and the western seaboard as well as Caribbean nations such as Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Turks & Caicos and Pacific.
Timothy C.W. Ku Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University, biogeochemist, carbon/lead analyses and interpretation. Ku has extensive experience collecting near shore sediment cores, organic matter, and sediment pore waters from Florida Bay, Panama, Saint Lucia, Puerto Rico, the Pacific and elsewhere.
John Barry Gallagher, Ph.D.
John Barry Gallagher currently works in Borneo and mainland Malaysia in Penang. He has been a marine macro plant investigator in Tasmania, Australia, and the University of Malaysia and in the British Isles. His work has included pollution, and environmental effects on marine macro plants from algae to seagrass and mangroves. His current projects include tropical blue and black carbon sequestration and analysis, restoration, mariculture of marine plants, and anthropogenic impacts of a variety of types on nearshore marine plants.
Wawan Kiswara, MsC.
(Granted by Radboud University, Netherlands)
Research Centre for Oceanography – Indonesian Institute of Sciences. An expert in nearshore marine and estuarine macro-plants in Southeast Asia. Multiple decades of field experience with assessing and restoring macro-plants into polluted and impacted areas, and natural areas. Much of his work has been on various impacts on Indonesia macro- plants at the Research Centre for Oceanography-Indonesian Institute of Sciences.