Boyce Thorne Miller
Boyce Thorne Miller is a writer and marine biologist who has worked as an advocate for the ocean for three decades. She has written four books about marine biodiversity, including two used as college texts, and one coauthored with a Japanese colleague published in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. She worked in international and national forums to influence ocean governance for much of her career; but more recent involvement with Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance awakened her to the potential of coastal fishing communities to succeed in marine conservation where governments often fail. Her new goal is to give people tools with which to act more effectively at the community level to nurture vital and diverse ocean ecosystems. In that vein, she is helping Bluecology develop an educational program providing new principles for ocean conservation that better integrate the human role in marine ecosystems.