Stephanie Wear

Stephanie WearStephanie Wear is a marine scientist with The Nature Conservancy's Global Marine Team. Her work has mainly focused on working with coral reef managers to reduce the killer threats to coral reefs. She is currently working to improve tools that build resilience in coral reef communities so that coral reefs survive the impacts of a changing climate. Stephanie's passion for coral reefs is matched by her obsession with living green as she continues to find ways to reduce her family's impact on the planet.

Stephanie's Posts

Coral Reefs: The Living Dead, Or A Comeback Kid?

July 20th, 2012

Should we give up on coral reefs as doomed, as a recent NY Times op-ed argues? Stephanie Wear, Conservancy coral reef strategy director, says that would fly in the face of new science about reef resilience. More

Dispatch from the Field: Palau

February 6th, 2012

Stephanie Wear, director of coral reef conservation, is spending a week in Palau, visiting with locals and learning about what makes their reefs so resilient. More

Running for Reefs

September 23rd, 2011

Stephanie Wear, our director of coral reef conservation is trying a new tact to help save the reefs. It's something she's never done before in her life, and she needs your help. More

Giant Technicolor Clam!

June 2nd, 2011

What's up with this wildly colored giant clam -- is it real, is it electrified, is it going to explode? Find out in this post from our scientist Stephanie Wear, who's in Palau with clams just like this one. More

How Endangered Coral Reefs Could Potentially Cure Cancer

June 1st, 2011

One more reason we should be protecting the reefs, we are 300 to 400 times more likely to find that next big medical breakthrough there than on land. More

Summit at Sea: Entrepreneurs Swimming With Sharks

April 7th, 2011

Conservancy marine scientist Stephanie Wear will spend the next three days with a new generation of leaders. Find out why some of them will truly end up swimming with sharks. More

Finding Nemo on Your Plate

March 21st, 2011

Marine scientist Stephanie Wear says overfishing is having an impact on our diets and the coral reefs. But you can be part of the solution. More

21 Tips for Decreasing Your Energy Bill

March 3rd, 2011

After putting her home through an energy audit, Steph Wear is saving big bucks on her utilities. Now she shares ideas that can help you lower your bills. More

Energy Audit, Part 2: Ducts and Leaks and Monoxide, Oh My!

February 19th, 2011

The family health scare is behind her. Now Stephanie Wear is dealing with priorities, decisions and the first feeling of success in her home energy audit. More

Energy Audit, Part 1: A Visit From the Green Squad

February 8th, 2011

Marine scientist Stephanie Wear had ignored the drafts and lack of insulation for too long. In the first of a three-part series she puts her home through a complete energy audit and some "serious issues" need to be addressed. More

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