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 (October 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.

Recent Grants

Courses

ENVIRON 391: Independent Study (ENVIRON 391: Independent Study)
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)

Contact Information

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