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Craig Shuman, Environmental Consultant

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Craig Shuman
Environmental Consultant

Dr. Shuman is an independent consultant specializing in the interplay between environmental science and policy. Born and raised in southern California, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Master’s degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Shuman continued his education at UCLA where he received a doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering. His academic research focused on a variety of topics including wetland restoration monitoring in Southern California, the evaluation of US EPA bioassay protocols, and the ecological impacts of the marine aquarium trade in Southeast Asia with an emphasis on sustainable management and eco-certification. Following extensive field research on coral reefs in numerous countries throughout the Indian Ocean and South Pacific, Dr. Shuman took a position at Heal the Bay in Santa Monica, California to administer the design of the Malibu Lagoon Restoration and Enhancement Plan and work on issues related to energy and water. Dr. Shuman is the founder and former director of the Reef Check California Program, California’s first statewide citizen-based subtidal monitoring network.

Dr. Shuman has contributed images from his research expedition to West Sumatra two months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit this region on December 26, 2004. He continues to contribute images that highlight the issues and impacts to California’s ecosystem.