Building the Future Leaders in Conservation

Project Team
Statement of Needs
Goals and Objectives
Park Services prepare for climate change
FWS Climate Change Update Newsletter

Based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) and MARI at ODU, an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificates in Conservation Leadership have been implemented. A research agenda in conservation under climate change and sea level rise is being co-design by FWS staff and MARI. In carrying out the project, MARI draws on expertise in a number of colleges and departments at ODU.

Project Team

  1. Principal Investigator: Dr. Hans-Peter Plag, Professor, Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Science, and Director, Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI)
  2. Co-PIs:
    • Dr. Eddie Hill, Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences, Darden College of Eduation
    • Dr. Tatyana Lobova, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences
  3. Project Team Members
    • Elisabeth Smith, Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Dr. Christopher Zajchowski, Human Movement Sciences, Darden College of Eduation