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Dr. Helen Fox

Conservation Science Director

Dr. Helen E. Fox is a coral reef ecologist by training; she has more than 20 years of experience working at the boundary of science and conservation, including investigating links between marine protected area (MPA) management and governance, ecological impacts, and human well-being. Prior to joining CORAL, she led the Field Engagement team at the National Geographic Society (NGS) for the Allen Coral Atlas partnership, which takes high-resolution satellite imagery and advanced analytics to map and monitor the world’s coral reefs in unprecedented detail. She was previously the Director of marine science at WWF-US, Senior Director of research and monitoring at Rare, Principal of Fox Conservation, LLC, and Senior Director for Changing Planet Grants at NGS. Helen received her doctorate in integrative biology from the University of California at Berkeley in 2002, investigating coral reef recovery and rehabilitation from blast fishing. She has received numerous grants and awards, authored more than 40 scientific publications, logged more than 1,000 dives, and once lived underwater for 10 days in the Aquarius habitat.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.

John Masefield
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