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Lucie Hazen joined the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions in February 2011 as a research analyst. To date, she has focused on coordinating interdisciplinary working groups and co-organized the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions' Ocean Policy course in summer 2011.  Current working groups are synthesizing available research and examining effects of climate change on coral reefs, climate change on pelagic predators and coastal hypoxia in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Ultimately, the working groups will offer policy recommendations for successful management of critical ecosystem services.

Before joining the center, Lucie managed several marine research and conservation projects with policy applications at Duke University Marine Lab.  In her six years at Duke, she served as a liaison between principal investigators, research scientists, administrators, subcontractors and funders. With experience in project management and oversight, including monitoring budgets and milestones, coordinating team research goals, leading reporting efforts, facilitating communications, and organizing symposia and stakeholder meetings, she brings a strong skill set to support COS's goals and initiatives.

Lucie received a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington, where she also earned a M.S. from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.  Her academic background is in ecology and fisheries biology, and she has extensive experience in field research and project management.

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Email: ljhazen@stanford.edu
Phone: (206) 850-8695

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Larry Crowder is an affiliated researcher at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions.  He is also a professor of biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University.  Previously, he was the Science Directer of the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and a Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University. 

Dr. Crowder's research centers on predation and food web interactions, mechanisms underlying recruitment variation in fishes, population and food web modeling in conservation biology, and interdisciplinary approaches to marine conservation. He has studied food web processes in both freshwater and marine ecosystems, and has used observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to understand these interactions in an effort to improve management. He was principal investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary research projects including the South Atlantic Bight Recruitment Experiment (SABRE), OBIS SEAMAP (Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Animal Populations), and Project GLOBAL (Global Bycatch Assessment of Long-Lived Species). He has also directed and participated in a number of research, analysis, and synthesis groups at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and for the National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board.

His recent research has focused on marine conservation, including research on bycatch, spatial ecological analysis, nutrients and low oxygen, sustainable seafood, ecosystem-based management, marine spatial planning, and governance. He is a AAAS Fellow and was awarded Duke University’s Scholar/Teacher of the year award in 2008-2009.

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Email: larry.crowder@stanford.edu

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Hoyt is the founding director of SmartFish (please link to www.smartfish.mx), a social enterprise based in La Paz, México that incentivizes more responsible artisanal fishing. Previously, Peckham directed Proyecto Caguama, partnering with fishers, managers, and scientists from Mexico, Cuba, Japan, and the Indo Pacific to reduce bycatch of ocean wildlife while maintaining fishing livelihoods. Combining participatory research with social marketing, Peckham and colleagues empowered fishermen and other stakeholders to spare thousands of endangered sea turtles per year in Mexico and Japan, among other outcomes.

His experience as a captain, diver, fisherman, and underwater cameraman has contributed to his effectiveness in developing sustainability solutions with marine resource users of Latin America, the Northwest Atlantic, Caribbean, Polynesia, and Japan. Hoyt is a 2014 Pew Marine Fellow, a visiting fellow with the Center for Ocean Solutions, a member of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group, serves as a technical expert for the United Nations Environment Program, and consults internationally on augmenting the sustainability of artisanal fisheries. A native New Englander, Peckham majored in biology and English literature at Bowdoin College and earned his Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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Email: peckham@stanford.edu, hoyt@smartfish.mx

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Eric Hartge joined the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions as a research and curriculum development intern in November 2010 before becoming a research analyst in July 2011 and then the senior research analyst in November 2013. In the summer of 2015 he was promoted to Research Development Manager. He specializes in organizational management and project portfolio development. He also helps decision-makers plan for a changing ecosystem by advising them on coastal adaptation strategies based in the preservation of natural features.

His current projects include a collaborative effort with the Natural Capital Project and Stanford Law School using the spatial analysis tool "InVEST" to incorporate multiple benefits from natural habitats in decision processes regarding coastal adaptation planning throughout California. In addition, Eric is developing and implementing a revised project portfolio management approach for the center.

Eric previously worked with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as the education program manager for Baltimore Harbor with a focus on the human impact on the water quality and fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay. This followed extensive experience in environmental education in the Leeward Islands, Mexico, Costa Rica and Hawai’i. He also gained enough sea time aboard research ships with the Sea Education Association to earn a USCG Near Coastal Master's and Ocean Mate's License.

Eric received his M.S. in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University and his B.S. in marine biology from the College of Charleston. His professional and academic experience includes estuarine science, natural resource management, stakeholder engagement, project management, portfolio management, environmental education, decision analysis, data visualization, grant writing, project portfolio management and environmental education. Eric holds certificates in Advanced Project Management, Strategic Decision and Risk Management and Decision-Making for Climate Change.

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Email: ehartge@stanford.edu

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