Loren McClenachan, PhD

Received her degree in August 2009

Dissertation Title:  Historical Change in Marine Animal Populations and Coastal Ecosystems in the Carribean and Florida Keys


 Postdoctoral Scholar at Florida State University in Historical Ecology

Awarded: NSF International Fellowship to Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.  (2009)

Undergraduate Degree: B.A

Undergraduate University: Middlebury College

Postgraduate Degree/s: M.S

Undergraduate University: University of Oregon



Research Interests:

Historical ecology, marine conservation, coral reef fisheries

McClenachan, L. and A. Cooper. 2008. Extinction rate, historical population structure and ecological role of the Caribbean monk seal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 275: 1351-1358.

McClenachan, L. and J. Jackson. 2007. Sources Survey: The Historical Ecology of the Florida Keys Coral Reef Ecosystem. NOAA Report, 117pp.

McClenachan, L. 2007. Social Conflict, Overfishing and Disease in the Florida Sponge Fishery, 1849-1939. Chapter 3 IN: Oceans Past: Management Insights from the History of Marine Animal Populations. D. Starkey, Editor. Earthscan Publications Limited, London.

McClenachan, L. M. Newman, and G. Paredes. 2006. Florida Keys Coral Reef Fish Communities, Then and Now. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Proceedings, 59: 1-8.

McClenachan, L., J.B.C. Jackson, and M.J.H.Newman. 2006. Conservation Implications of Historic Sea Turtle Nesting Beach Loss. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 4(6): 290-296.

Pandolfi, J.M., R.H. Bradbury, E. Sala, T.P. Hughes, K.A. Bjorndal, R.G. Cooke, D. McArdle, L. McClenachan, M.J.H. Newman, G. Paredes, R.R. Warner, and J.B.C. Jackson. 2003. Global trajectories of the long-term decline of coral reef ecosystems. Science 301:955-958.

McClenachan, L. 2002. Abundance and Blame: The Case of the California Sea Lion. M.S. Thesis, University of Oregon, Eugene.

Olson, D.M., E. Dinerstein, R. Abell, T. Allnut, C. Carpenter, L. McClenachan, J. D Amico, P. Hurley, K. Kassen, H. Strand, M. Taye, and M. Thieme. 2000. The Global 200: A Representation Approach to Conserving the Earth s Distinctive Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC.