Pew's environmental science team evaluates current trends and policy developments affecting ocean and land conservation and analyzes the latest science in order to develop peer-reviewed research projects that can frame solutions. As part of this effort, the team works to communicate results to policymakers and organizations that can use the findings to make a difference.
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Scientific information can be critical to solving environmental challenges. But even technically credible research can fall flat if it doesn’t meet the needs of resource managers and decision-makers working toward a solution. Read More
International fisheries play a critical part in ensuring food and economic security around the world. Still, many fish populations are not managed according to scientific advice and best practices, a reality that is taking a toll on many important marine species. Read More
Living shorelines foster greater biodiversity than seawalls, according to a recent Pew-supported research project. The study, conducted by Rachel Gittman, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center, looked at the effects of shoreline protection on coastal ecosystems. Specifically, she compared how many different species (i.e., biodiversity) and individuals... Read More