Fiorenza Micheli is the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science at Stanford University, co-director of Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions and of Hopkins Marine Station, and senior fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment. Her research focuses on the processes shaping marine communities and coastal social-ecological systems, incorporating this understanding in marine conservation and in co-designing solutions with decision-makers and communities.
She investigates climatic impacts on marine ecosystems, particularly the impacts of and adaptation to warming, hypoxia and ocean acidification in marine species, communities and fisheries, marine predators’ ecology and trophic cascades, the dynamics and sustainability of small-scale fisheries, and the design and function of Marine Protected Areas. Her research takes place in California, Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, Palau, The Pacific Line Islands, the Caribbean and the Chagos Archipelago.
She is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, and advisor to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Seafood Watch, Global Fishing Watch and the Benioff Ocean Initiative.