William F Precht
Since completing his graduate degree from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Mr. Precht has specialized in the assessment, monitoring, restoration, and rehabilitation of various coastal resources, especially coral reef, seagrass, mangrove, and marsh systems. His contributions to the professional and academic ecological sciences community are nationally and internationally recognized, particularly in regard to historical ecology and the application of ecological principals to coastal restoration. Bill’s work draws upon significant, state-of-the-art research experience in field studies and theoretical analysis.
Mr. Precht also serves as an Adjunct Faculty to Northeastern University's Three Seas - East/West Marine Biology Program where he teaches a course in coral reef ecology every winter quarter (on-going, annually since 1988). Through this program, Bill has trained many of the world’s premiere coral reef scientists. In 2006 he completed the first-ever book on coral reef restoration, entitled "Coral Reef Restoration Handbook – The Rehabilitation of an Ecosystem under Siege" published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Bill has also been featured in two award winning nationally broadcast documentaries on coral reefs.