John Bruno is a marine ecologist and Associate Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is focused on marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology and conservation and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. John earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in disease ecology. He is currently working primarily in Belize, the Bahamas, Cuba and the Galapagos Islands.
John loathes conferences and usually only travels for fieldwork and/or fun, these days in Belize, the Bahamas, Cuba, coastal Ecuador and the Galapagos. He blogs about the ocean and is an avid surfer, kitesurfer and endurance mountain bike racer, husband, and dad to three young girls. John is an avid blogger and co-developed the oceans web site SeaMonster. For fun, he bikes, surfs and kitesurfs and in his spare time he is developing a blue carbon offsetting company, The BlueCarbon Project, that is restoring mangroves in northern coastal Ecuador.