About the Author
Louis Botsford is Professor Emeritus at UC Davis and joined the faculty in 1980. He taught courses on population dynamics and population estimation of wildlife as well as on the conservation science of marine life. His research on population dynamics and management, primarily of marine organisms, is currently focused on Marine Protected Areas and the response of marine populations to a changing climate. He was involved in the U.S. GLOBEC program, which is part ofthe U.S. climate change program. He has served on Scientific advisory committees for management of California MPAs, and U.S. federal fisheries, as well as global issues of marine management at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.Wilson White is Professor at Oregon State University and uses mathematical models to link field observations to the population dynamic of marine species, particularly reef fishes and oysters. He also uses models to investigate the design and management of Marine Protected Areas. He has served on advisory panels for protected area design in several states and nations, and has provided expert testimony on population dynamics in a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor White received hisPh.D. from UC, Santa Barbara, in 2007. After postdoctoral research at UC, Davis, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2010. He joined the faculty of Oregon State University in 2017.Alan Hastings is a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at UC, Davis, where he has taught since 1979. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1973 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 1977, also from Cornell. His primary research interests lie at the interface between mathematics and biology, with particular interests in management of ecological populations including invasive species and marine protected areas. He has published nearly 300 peer reviewedarticles. He is a Fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.