CSS - United States: Georgia Aquarium
The mission of the Center for Species Survival at Georgia Aquarium is to serve as a hub that facilitates species conservation efforts, focused on marine ecosystems, using the One Plan approach. The Center encompasses all research and conservation activities conducted by the aquarium.
Supporting the Species Conservation
While the CSS at Georgia Aquarium will have the capability to conduct Red List Assessments on marine species of interest, center staff will focus more on the Plan and Act parts of the Assess-Plan-Act cycle. The center will have a secondary focus on identifying areas of conservation interest for marine protected area advocacy and creation.
Meet our team
Director. Expertise: Executive functions, Elasmobranchs, Strategic Partnerships, Conservation Planning, WAZA & AZA liaison
Associate Director. Lisa is a feeding ecologist by training and specialises in elasmobranchs. She Co-Chairs the aquarium advisory committee of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group.
Conservation Specialist. Katelyn is an IUCN-trained Red List Officer and was a key participant in the Global Shark Trends Project that recently assessed the conservation status of all extant sharks ...
Conservation Specialist. Katelyn is an IUCN-trained Red List Officer and was a key participant in the Global Shark Trends Project that recently assessed the conservation status of all extant sharks and rays.
External Engagement. Dayne is a marine conservation biologist with expertise in invasive species management and the creation of protected areas.
Marine Biologist. Kady is an expert on the biology of sharks and rays.
Project Coordinator. Elaine has a policy background but most of her current work coordinates field research activities. Expertise: Research logistics, Telemetry, Policy Advocacy.
Comms focal point Public Relations.
Public Relations Director. Jessica directs public relations and communications efforts for Georgia Aquarium and its CSS.