Carolyn Sotka

Phone: 843.817.5971
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M.A. Ocean Policy, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
B.A. Zoology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vermont

Research Interests

  • ocean and coastal conservation policy
  • oceans, environment and human health (e.g., chemical contaminants, harmful algal blooms, ocean trash, pathogens and marine pharmaceuticals, one health initiatives)
  • environmental sustainability and best practices
  • science communication and multimedia
  • marine protected areas and ecosystem based management
  • offshore oil spills
  • sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and seafood safety
  • protected species management
  • climate change and adaptation
  • connections between wildlife and cultural ecologies
  • non-profit management

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