Safina Center Fellows
We’ve created a Fellows Program to bring new people with established reputations and recognized voices into the Safina Center ark. Safina Center Fellows are accomplished and innovative authors, artists, conservationists and scientists. They develop and articulate ideas that advance a much larger, and deeper, conservation discussion.
“Our Fellows help boost our ability to be a thought-leading group, small in size and big in influence,” says founder, Carl Safina.
Working independently but inter-dependently as well, Safina Center Fellows create articles, opinion pieces, blogs, videos, workshops and other materials, greatly expanding our reach. Each Fellow is chosen based on his/her reputation and proven abilities to reach specific, key audiences.
Our five Safina Center Fellows are:
- author and essayist Paul Greenberg
- shark experts Dr. Demian Chapman and Debra Abercrombie
- author, photographer and filmmaker, John Weller
- author and marine scientist, Dr. Ellen Prager.
Safina Center Fellows – Publications
Highlights of Safina Center Fellows’ publications include: Paul Greenberg “The Trouble With Asian Carp” – Garden and Gun Magazine. “Covering the Seas: a manual on ocean reporting” – Earth Journalism Network/Internews. “Can Seafood Be Sustainable and Kosher” – The New York Times. “The New Rules of Eating Fish” – Prevention Magazine. “The American Caviar Renaissance” […]
Paul Greenberg – Safina Center Fellow
Paul Greenberg is the author of the James Beard Award-winning, New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and other books. Greenberg’s new book, American Catch is about how we lost and how we might regain American local seafood. American Catch was released by Penguin Press in June, 2014.
Dr. Demian Chapman – Safina Center Fellow
Dr. Demian Chapman began his fellowship with The Safina Center in January, 2013. Chapman is a research scientist, shark geneticist and assistant professor at Stony Brook University (SBU.) His research expertise lies in molecular biology and telemetry tracking, which he integrates to address research questions related to the dispersal and reproduction of sharks and rays.
Debra Abercrombie – Safina Center Fellow
Safina Center Fellow, Debra Abercrombie is a professional marine biologist with over ten years’ experience working with sharks and shark fisheries.
John Weller – Safina Center Fellow
Safina Center Fellow, John Weller is a critically acclaimed photographer, writer and filmmaker whose work ranges from shark protection in Micronesia to Ross Sea (Antarctica) conservation.
Dr. Ellen Prager – Safina Center Fellow
Author and Marine Scientist brings Earth and Ocean Science to all Ages. Safina Center Fellow, Dr. Ellen Prager is widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages.