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Turnipseed, Ph.D.

Program Officer, Marine Conservation

Mary focuses on scoping opportunities for the foundation to engage in sustaining healthy communities and productive marine ecosystems in the North American Arctic. In addition, she contributes strategic thinking and research on global aquaculture to the ongoing investigation into mitigating the impacts of global food production on ecosystems.  

Previously, Mary studied the global seafood market as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and coordinated seafood research and outreach for the Blue Ocean Institute’s From Sea to Table initiative. She also worked at the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Project at Palmer Station in Antarctica. Her work has been published in, among other places, Science, Ecology Law Quarterly and the Annual Review of Environment and Resources.

Mary was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Duke University, an M.A. from the College of William and Mary, and a B.S. from Haverford College.

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