SNAPP TEAM:Conservation Aquaculture
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What are the social and ecological trade-offs of using aquaculture as a conservation tool for marine foundation species, and what are the responsible methods for using this approach?
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Team Critical Challenge:


  • Global synthesis evaluating aquaculture as a conservation tool for marine foundation species, particularly in the face of a changing climate.
  • Index of Suitability for Olympia Oyster Aquaculture: a tool to identify priority sites for investing in conservation aquaculture with this species, and to provide guidance for stakeholders about socially and ecologically responsible methods.
  • Community Engagement Toolbox: a suite of customizable strategies for engaging community members in conservation aquaculture approaches for Olympia oysters. 



April Ridlon
Science for Nature and People Partnership / National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis
Kerstin Wasson
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Edwin Grosholz
University of California, Davis
Tiffany Waters
Global Aquaculture, The Nature Conservancy
Betsy Peabody
Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Boze Hancock
Global Reefs, The Nature Conservancy
Chela Zabin
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Danielle Zacherl
California State University, Fullerton
Diego Lirman
University of Miami
Elizabeth Tobin
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Gary Fleener
Hog Island Oyster Co.
Halley Froehlich
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara
Jamie Donatuto
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
John Adams
Sound Fresh Clams and Oysters
Joseph Pollock
Caribbean Division, The Nature Conservancy
Julio Lorda
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Madhavi Colton
Coral Reef Alliance
Mark Bitter
University of Chicago
Michael Tlusty
University of Massachusetts
Rhona Govender
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Steve Rumrill
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
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