Please join me in welcoming my friend and colleague, Dr. Peter Edwards, as the new Social Science Coordinator for the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program.
Dr. Edwards will be the new point of contact for social science & coral reefs. Dr. Edwards holds a BSc in Zoology as well as a Masters in Marine Sciences from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (Jamaica). He also holds a PhD in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware, where his dissertation work focused on the economics of Jamaica’s coral reefs. Prior to working at NOAA, he had over 10 years of experience in private environmental consultancy and academia. His expertise includes economic valuation, survey development and implementation as well as economic impact analysis.