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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Santos, CF, Agardy, T, Andrade, F, Barange, M, Crowder, LB, Ehler, CN, Orbach, MK, and Rosa, R. "Ocean planning in a changing climate." Nature Geoscience 9, no. 10 (September 30, 2016): 730-730.
Hastings, JG, Orbach, MK, Karrer, LB, and Kaufman, L. "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.
Hastings, JG, Orbach, MK, Karrer, LB, and Kaufman, L. "MMAS in Fiji." Coastal Management 43, no. 2 (March 4, 2015): 155-171.
Hastings, JG, Orbach, MK, Karrer, LB, and Kaufman, L. "MMAS in Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape." Coastal Management 43, no. 2 (March 4, 2015): 172-188.
Hastings, JG, Orbach, MK, Karrer, LB, and Kaufman, L. "MMAS in Belize." Coastal Management 43, no. 2 (March 4, 2015): 138-154.

Courses

PUBPOL 390A: Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Public Policy Studies (PUBPOL 390A: Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Public Policy Studies)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 390A: Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Environmental Sciences and Policy (ENVIRON 390A: Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Environmental Sciences and Policy)
ENVIRON 393A: Research Independent Study (ENVIRON 393A: Research Independent Study)
ENVIRON 391: Independent Study (ENVIRON 391: Independent Study)

Contact Information

Duke Marine Lab, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516