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Environmental Issues

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I was initially hired to conduct a management assessment of CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. CCST subsequently requested that I conduct strategic planning for the Fellowship program and for the whole organization. This document is the public version of my strategic planning work for the Fellowship.
In 2010 when I started creating Ocean Conservancy’s strategy for the Trash Free Seas program, there was no global, scientifically credible assessment of the amount of plastics going into the ocean. I identified the best scientists in the world and secured the funding for a working group that created many peer-reviewed analyses including this publication in Science Magazine.
This report summarizes results from 25 years of the International Coastal Cleanup. I worked with the editor from inception to final copyediting to create the outline and vision for the document. The sustainability officer at McDonald's said: "This report is top shelf. It really helped me know that we want to work with your organization."
The first activity I identified as a consultant to the Institute at the Golden Gate was to create this case study report of the successful sustainable food programs in the National Park Service. A direct outcome of this report and my other work for the Institute was a decision by the Director of the National Park Service to require that all concessionaires include sustainability criteria in their contracts.
Park Prescriptions is a program to connect the healthcare world with public lands as an untapped resource for health. As the project manager for this report, I established the vision, assembled the team, and wrote substantial sections of the document.
I prepared the first-ever map of Catch Shares. We also created a database that included in-depth information (species, management authority, fishing method, year established, etc.) about over 900 catch shares found throughout the world.
This document described the state of corals worldwide, their importance as a marine habitat, and their use as a consumer item. The audience for this document was fashion and home décor media.
Coverage of Too Precious to Wear resulting from our media pitching.
As a contractor to the World Bank, I wrote this document as part of the launch of their new global fisheries program.
This document presents an overview of the strategy I outlined for Ocean Enterprise and the need for private capital to help fishermen transition to catch shares.
Millions of media impressions resulted from press work at the 14th Convention of Parties at the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species. A summary and samples appear in this clip book.

I wrote this petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to request that the government formally apply to protect red coral within the International CITES treat. This was one of the few proposals that the government approved.

Synopsis of scientific knowledge related to red corals (Corallium sp.). We distributed this report to over 180 delegates attending the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) in the Hague in 2007.

Solar Blogging for Clean Techies

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SunPower Foundation—Changing the Way the World Is Powered

The SunPower Foundation is working to “change the way the world is powered.” The Foundation supports on-the-ground installation projects for rural communities in places like Mexico and the Philippines, as well as curriculum development for schools. Read more...
Bright Future Seen for ‘Bite-Size’ Solar Power

Twenty-five solar industry and regulatory leaders shared data and forecast a positive future, especially for small-scale projects, at the third Solar Electric Utility Conferencehosted by PHOTON International Thursday in San Francisco. Read more...
Chinese Solar Power Panel Lights Up Investment

During the 2010 Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit in San Diego, a large crowd learned that Chinese companies have cash and interest in the US solar energy market, yet partnerships require patience and low risk. Read more...
Permits and Financing Bring ‘Day of Reckoning’ for Solar

2010 will be a day of reckoning for solar projects that have been announced,” said Mark McLanahan, CEO at Renewable Ventures, a Fotowatio company. Read more...

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Genetic structure of populations of the red sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus Patty Debenhamam, Mark Brzezinskia, Kathy Foltz, Steven GainesMarine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

Accepted 26 June 2000


Evaluation of Sequence Variation and Selection in the Bindin Locus of the Red Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus franciscanusPatty Debenham,*,** Mark A. Brzezinski,* Kathy R. Foltz***Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USAAccepted: 2 August 2000
Molecular Approaches to Assessing Red Sea Urchin Populations. Ph.D. Thesis.  1998.