Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences

ISAC Membership
Anson Hines

Anson Hines, B.A. in Zoology from Pomona College, Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, Director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) since 2005 and as Principal Investigator since 1979. SERC studies human impacts and natural processes in coastal ecosystems. Based 40 km from Washington DC on Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the U.S., SERC advises wise management of natural resources around the world with programs in global change, pollution, land use, biodiversity, and fisheries. Dr. Hines advances a land conservation program for a 1000-hectare site on the Rhode River sub-estuary as a model for research, professional training and public engagement. SERC leads sustainable land use and innovative facilities master planning, including construction of the new $57-million Mathias Laboratory, receiving the 2015 Presidential Award for Sustainability. Dr. Hines has led a diverse array grants on effects of coastal power plants; sea otters and kelp forest ecology, long-term ecological change in Chesapeake Bay, marine food webs, fisheries and aquaculture, and biological invasions of coastal ecosystems. An expert on the biology of crabs around the world, he has published 160 articles in journals and books.

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