Dr. Rod Salm was raised in Mozambique and has focused his study on coral reefs and how climate change, ocean acidification, and unsustainable practices are destroying them. He is the author of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas: A Guide for Planners and Managers. Dr. Salm leads marine conservation in the Asia Pacific Region for The Nature Conservancy and was crucial in the development of the Conservancy’s Global Marine Initiative. He currently resides in Honolulu and is working with teams of scientists in creating responses to the threats that the coral reefs are facing. Dr. Salm has published more than 170 articles and 6 books on marine ecology, taxonomy, resource management, conservation, and popular natural history.