Professor and Sidney & Erica Hsiao Endowed Chair in Marine Biology, Department of Biology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. Research expertise: marine ecology and conservation biology, especially regarding temperate and tropical reefs and fishes. Fulbright Senior Scholar. Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow. International Society for Reef Studies Fellow. Past Chair, U.S. Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. Past Chair, U.S. National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Advisory Committee. Past President, Western Society of Naturalists. Editorial boards: Coastal Management, Coral Reefs (past), Ecology, Ecological Monographs, PeerJ. ISI Citation Index recognition as most cited scientific author on coral reef ecology in Northern and Western Hemispheres (1994-2004).