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John Bruno
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

John Bruno is a marine ecologist and associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is focused on marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology and conservation, and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. John earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in ecology and evolutionary biology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in disease ecology. He is currently working primarily in Belize, the Bahamas, Cuba and the Gal?pagos Islands.?

John is an avid blogger and codeveloper of the oceans website SeaMonster ( In his spare time he?s developing a blue-carbon offsetting company (The BlueCarbon Project) that?s restoring mangroves in northern coastal Ecuador.

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