Last night, the prestigious Rosenstiel Award was presented to this year’s recipient, Dr. James Sanchirico, for his research interest in improving the understanding of the economics and ecology of spatial-dynamic processes inherent in renewable resources management, particularly as a guide to the design of marine protected areas (MPAs).
The award’s banquet was held on the Rosenstiel Patio, where guests were able to mingle with Dr. Sanchirico and other attendees. Provost LeBlanc and Dean Avissar spoke prior to dinner, speaking highly of Dr. Sanchirico and past recipients. Dr. Dave Letson, chair of Marine Affairs & Policy, introduced Dr. Sanchirico. Long time colleague and friend, Dr. Kenny Broad, was on hand as well to congratulate Dr. Sanchirico.
“Jim is a critical team player with the rare intellectual skill-set to integrate ecological and social data, resulting in novel theoretical findings with policy relevant applications,” said Broad.