Rebecca Goldman Martone

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Educated as a marine ecologist, my past and current research integrate aspects of community and population ecology into interdisciplinary approaches for ecosystem-based management, and examine social-ecological systems in diverse marine and coastal settings. My goal is to inform solutions necessary for healthy and resilient ecosystems that provide for human well-being.

My recent projects have focused on human-caused changes to marine ecosystems and consequences for ecosystem-service provisioning in kelp forests in British Columbia, California and Baja California,. As a postdoctoral researcher with Kai Chan, I am co-coordinating an interdisciplinary project (BCCES) examining ecosystem service production in nearshore coastal ecosystems in response to sea otter reintroduction. My work is focused on the productivity, diversity, and stability of subtidal communities in response to trophic cascades in kelp forest ecosystems. In addition, I have been working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada to develop modeling and mapping approaches to examine multiple impacts from human activities to ecosystems and ecosystem services in coastal British Columbia. This work is being incorporated into the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) planning process.