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

5 Ways to Connect Your Children to the Oceans

October 5th, 2010

Our marine scientist is turning her kids into ocean geeks... will they be scarred for life or will they grow up to be caretakers of the world's ocean resources? More

Help Oceans: Go Chemical-Free with a Square-Foot Garden

March 24th, 2010

Want to help make oceans healthy? Try square-foot gardening! Conservancy marine scientist Stephanie Wear tells you how to start. More

How Lawn Chemicals Affect the Oceans – and How You Can Help

March 23rd, 2010

Gardening chemicals don't just run off into your water supply -- they cause big problems for marine life, too. Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear shows you how to do ocean-friendly gardening. More

Eat Lionfish and Stop These Caribbean Reef Invaders

November 2nd, 2009

My husband returns to the same reefs every year in the Bahamas, where he has been teaching a coral reef ecology class for the last 14 years. On his 2008 trip, he noticed that the reef fish were missing. The culprits were quickly identified — and during his 2009 course, he and his students were […] More

Ticking Clock for Coral Reefs and Climate Change

October 1st, 2009

I should start out by reminding readers that I am a coral reef optimist, as previously stated in my first Cool Green Science blog post. However, the news this week for coral reefs – and the ocean in general – is alarming and my optimism may quickly disappear if the global community doesn’t take appropriate action in short […] More

Hoping for a Hurricane? Coral Reefs Are

September 9th, 2009

Having lived in the hurricane zone for most of the last decade, I have developed a bit of an addiction to The Weather Channel this time of year. Until recently, the general feeling around hurricane coverage and anticipation of hurricane season in the United States has been a fear of “the big one.”  Now, and […] More

Helping Caribbean Coral Reef Managers Get Their Heads Above Water

July 23rd, 2009

I should start by introducing myself — Stephanie Wear, Conservancy marine scientist and coral reef optimist. I just returned from Bonaire, where I co-led a coral reef resilience training for Caribbean reef managers. If you have never heard of Bonaire — an island territory that’s part of the Netherlands Antilles, just off the coast of […] More

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