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Meet our researchers, students and staff who work to better understand the Gulf of Mexico every day.
photo by K. Thompson
Browse our people:
Coastal Conservation & Restoration
Coastal Ecosystem Processes
Conservation & Biodiversity
Ecosystem Science & Modeling
Fisheries & Ocean Health
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David Yoskowitz, Ph.D.
Senior Executive Director and Endowed Chair for Socio-Economics
Carmen Osier, CPA
Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.
HRI Ambassador to the Gulf
Dale Gawlik, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for Conservation & Biodiversity
James Gibeaut, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for Coastal and Marine Geospatial Sciences
Xinping Hu, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for Ecosystem Science & Modeling
Larry McKinney, Ph.D.
HRI Chair for Gulf Strategies
Paul Montagna, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for HydroEcology
Jennifer Beseres Pollack, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for Coastal Conservation & Restoration
Greg Stunz, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health and Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation Director
John W. Tunnell, Jr., Ph.D.
Former Endowed Chair for Biodiversity and Conservation Science and Professor Emeritus
Michael Wetz, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for Coastal Ecosystem Processes
Mark Besonen, Ph.D.
HRI Director of International Programs & Associate Research Scientist
Katya Wowk, Ph.D.
Director of Texas OneGulf & Senior Research Scientist
Silvia Patricia González Díaz
Furgason Fellowship International Chair for Coastal and Marine Studies in Cuba
Fernando Nuno Dias Marques (Nuno) Simões, Ph.D.
Furgason Fellowship International Chair for Coastal and Marine Studies in Mexico