Lisa Suatoni

Deputy Director, Oceans Division, Nature Program

Lisa Suatoni’s work covers a variety of topics, including ocean acidification, sustainable fisheries management, and ecological impacts from oil spills. Her research initially focused on marine ecology and molecular evolution; more recently, however, the bulk of her work involves the intersection of science and public policy as they apply to ocean conservation. She is the Timothy B. Atkeson visiting clinical environmental lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where she also codirects the Yale Environmental Protection Clinic. She holds a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from Yale University. She is based in NRDC’s New York City office.

NRDC in Action

Ocean Defender

On daytime TV, in film, and on Capitol Hill, scientist Lisa Suatoni opens people's eyes to the plight of the seas.