Dr. Dayne Buddo is a marine ecologist with a primary focus on marine invasive species. He is the first Jamaican to have done significant work on marine invasive species, through his graduate research on the green mussel Perna viridis in Jamaica. He currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Botany and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Zoology – Marine Sciences. Dr. Buddo has served the UWI as Lecturer and Academic Coordinator since 2009, and has been stationed at the UWI Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station. Dr. Buddo also has significant research interests in marine protected areas management, seagrass ecology, fisheries management and sustainable development. He has worked closely with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, United Nations Environment Programme, and the Global Environment Facility, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration among other multilateral agencies.