First Name   Mark
Last Name   Monaco
University or Association   NOAA National Centers for Coastal Science
City, State   Silver Spring , MD
Position Acting Director, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
Insitution of Highest Degree University of Maryland; Ph.D.
Phone   work 301.713.3028 x160
Expertise Sector Ocean and Coastal Management
Area of Expertise Marine Protected Areas
Other Expertise
Language Fluency (Other than English)
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Expertise Profile

Dr. Monaco is the acting director of the Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment. As Director of NOAA’s Biogeography Branch, he has focused on defining species distributions, mapping habitats, and determining the strength of coupling between species and important habitats. His research interests address coral reef ecology, mapping of coral reef ecosystems, and defining and evaluating the efficacy of marine protected areas.

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