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Ask the Scientist Fall 2021
Virtually meet scientists visiting San Francisco State University's Estuary & Ocean Science Center from around the world and ask questions about their careers and research
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Dr. Ana Spalding
Associate Professor & Research Associate @Oregon State University & Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dr. Spalding is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University’s School of Public Policy; and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Coiba Research Station in Panama. Her research encompasses the human dimension of the marine environment, including policy analysis and science-to-policy pathways in the context of climate change adaptation strategies by resource-dependent communities along the U.S. West Coast, social outcomes and enabling conditions of marine protected areas, and equity in ocean governance. Dr. Spalding also has an extensive research network in Panama, where she co-leads a team studying the human dimension of plastic waste.