Michael K. Orbach
Michael K. Orbach
Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Marine Policy
Dr. Orbach has performed research and has been involved in coastal and marine policy on all coasts of the U.S. and in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Alaska and the Pacific, and has published widely on social science and policy in coastal and marine environments. He has worked as a Cultural Anthropologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and has held several Governor's appointments to environmental Boards and Commissions as well as appointments to National Academy of Sciences Boards and Committees. He has been the President of The Coastal Society, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Surfrider Foundation.
In The News
Santos, C. F., T. Agardy, F. Andrade, M. Barange, L. B. Crowder, C. N. Ehler, M. K. Orbach, and R. Rosa. “Ocean planning in a changing climate.” Nature Geoscience 9, no. 10 (September 30, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2821.
Hastings, J. G., M. K. Orbach, L. B. Karrer, and L. Kaufman. “Lessons Learned from the Marine Management Area Science Program: Insights for Global Conservation Science Programs.” Coastal Management 43, no. 2 (March 4, 2015): 189–216. https://doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2015.1005538.
Hastings, J. G., M. K. Orbach, L. B. Karrer, and L. Kaufman. “MMAS in Fiji.” Coastal Management 43, no. 2 (March 4, 2015): 155–71. https://doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2015.1005534.
Hastings, Jesse G., Michael K. Orbach, Leah B. Karrer, and Les Kaufman. “MMAS in Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape.” Coastal Management 43, no. 2 (March 4, 2015): 172–88. https://doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2015.1005537.
Coupling Human and Natural Influences on Coastline Evolution as Climate Changes awarded by National Science Foundation
Impacts of Fishery Mangement on the Mid-Atlantic Party/Charter Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Industry awarded by Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows Program of the Duke University Marine Laboratory awarded by National Science Foundation
Dissertation Improvement: Conservation Technology for Bycatch Reduction awarded by National Science Foundation
ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 999: Duke Environmental Leadership: Master's Project (ENVIRON 999: Duke Environmental Leadership: Master's Project)
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