Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping Project

Dr. Ben S. Halpern

Ben Halpern is the Director of the Center for Marine Assessment and Planning and a Research Biologist with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, both based at the University of California-Santa Barbara. His research focuses on evaluating ecological processes in coastal ecosystems, developing methods for managing marine resources (particularly marine protected areas, or MPAs), and understanding food web dynamics. He has led threat, habitat, and impact mapping efforts for oceans at global and regional scales.