Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Lisa A. Levin is a Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include biodiversity of continental margin ecosystems, the effects of climate change (especially ocean deoxygenation) and human impacts on the deep ocean, with work in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans (on over 50 research cruises). She is co-founder and a co-lead of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative, which seeks to advise on ecosystem-based management of resource use in the deep ocean and strategies to maintain the integrity of deep-ocean ecosystems within and beyond national jurisdictions. She also helped establish and co-leads the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy. She is active in bringing deep sea science to policy making in the arenas of seabed mining, climate fishing. Dr. Levin served for 6 years as Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps. She is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Association of AAAS, has received lifetime achievement awards from Am. Soc. Limnology and Oceanography and Western Soc. Naturalists and the Prince Albert I Grand Medal in Ocean Science.