Extended Team

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We work with a group of coastal and collaborative research experts and leverage their expertise to inform different aspects of the program, as noted beside their name.

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Tina Anderson SmithGuiding Program Evaluation

Tina has 25 years’ experience in complex system change evaluation, strategy, program design, and facilitation, as both a consultant and a practitioner. She specializes in “realist” and developmental evaluation approaches, as well as systems thinking and adaptive learning.

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James ArnottTracking and Learning from Project Outcomes

James studies how the design of competitive funding programs influences whether/how research project results will be used. He is the Associate Director of the Aspen Global Change Institute, where he oversees the planning of AGCI's interdisciplinary workshops and conducts both independent and collaborative research on regional climate change planning, community forestry, and energy policy and technology.

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Betsy BlairChair of Advisory Board
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John BrattonProviding Coastal Science/Data Analysis Consulting

John F. Bratton, PHD, PG, is a Senior Scientist at LimnoTech with broad expertise in earth and environmental sciences, including successful leadership of projects involving large ecosystem restoration with a nutrient reduction focus, remedial investigation/remedial design for contaminated sediment sites, data management and numerical modeling, and litigation support. He previously served as Acting Director of NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and research vessel fleet, and as a research group leader with the Coastal and Marine Geology Program of the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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Troy HartleyDesigning Collaborative Research Training

Dr. Troy Hartley is director of Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) and a research professor of Marine Science & Policy at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the William & Mary Public Policy Program. He is a public policy scholar and his research considers collaborative governance networks and processes, stakeholder attitudes, perceptions and opinions, and change management in communities, particularly in coastal, marine and fisheries contexts.

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Maria Carmen LemosUnderstanding Drivers of Usability

Maria Carmen Lemos, a political scientist, focuses on qualitative and quantitative understanding of the processes of producing and using science with the goal of increasing the usability of scientific knowledge in decision-making. She is working with the NERRS network on enhancing the generation of usable information

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Susi MoserClimate and Social Science Support

Susi Moser is a geographer by training and an expert on adaptation, science-policy interactions, decision support, and communication in the area of climate change with emphasis on practical, collaborative, solutions-oriented work. She is working with the NERRS network in both framing and measuring successful adaptation to climate change for the Successful Adaptation Indicators and Metrics project (SAIM). 

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Dwayne PorterSupporting Data Sharing

Dwayne Porter directs the activities of the NERRS Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO), located in Georgetown, SC. His research interests include exploring and expanding the increasingly important roles that technology and technological innovations play in monitoring, assessing, modeling and managing our coastal environmental resources and associated environmental and public health issues.

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Julia WondolleckSupport for Collaborative Research Approaches

Julia Wondolleck has nearly 25 years’ experience in understanding and training related to collaborative approaches for managing complex natural resource planning processes. She is adding to the collaborative training aspects of the Science Collaborative program.