MARES People

  • James C. Hendee, Ph.D.

    James C. Hendee, Ph.D.

    • Director, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division
    • 305-361-4396
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    Jim Hendee is the Director of the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), an oceanographer with NOAA, and the originator (in 1993) of the Coral Health and Monitoring Program, which includes the Coral-List list-server, the Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS), and the Integrated Coral Observing Network. CHAMP has been funded over the years by the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), the High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) office, the NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research (OAR) line office, and AOML in Miami, Florida. CHAMP now includes other research projects originated and funded by other personnel such as those found on this web site. Dr. Hendee oversees all the CHAMP operations. Hendee received his B.S. in marine biology from Florida State University, his M.S. in marine biology from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University.

  • Pamela Fletcher, Ph.D.

    Pamela Fletcher, Ph.D.

    • Regional Extension Coordinator, UF/IFAS-Florida Sea Grant College Program
    • 305-361-4553
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    Pamela Fletcher, a Florida Sea Grant liaison at AOML with the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division, earned her doctoral degree in July of 2014 from the Soil and Water Science Department of the University of Florida. Dr. Fletcher’s thesis, Using participatory decision support to improve coral reef management, included research results obtained from her involvement with several NOAA‑funded projects, including the Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting for South Florida (MARES) project and the coral reef and marine resource managers climate information needs assessment.