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Early Career Research Fellow - Kelly Dunning

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Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Dr. Kelly H. Dunning is an Assistant Professor at Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife. She holds a PhD from MIT, an MS from Oxford University, and a BA from the University of Florida. Her research looks at the politics and policy of biodiversity conservation. Her 2018 book, Managing Coral Reefs, examines the politics and policy that informs coral reef management. She is currently studying several issues important to the Gulf of Mexico including the public policy of recreational fisheries, governance of hurricane recovery, and the policy and politics of protected areas in the Gulf.


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