Anne M. Cooper

PhD Thesis Title

The Ones that Got Away: Resource Overlap and Competition between a Non-native Fish (Oreochromis Niloticus) and Thai Native Species, and Implications for Ecological Risk Assessment.

Year: 
2009
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Current job description

I am professional staff for the Science and Technology Committee and as such I manage issues, conduct oversight, and advance legislation for all science and research programs for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD), and the Department of Energy. I work with Members of Congress, federal agencies, and the greater scientific community to draft, move, and pass legislation on such topics as climate change, ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms and hypoxia, etc. The work that I do has broad relevance to conservation across the board as I am able to advance the science that is needed to make informed management decisions for climate change (e.g., legislation supporting a national climate service), weather (e.g., legislation for a Pacific tsunami warning system), and ocean health (e.g., legislation to advance our understanding of ocean acidification), as well as training the next generation of scientists through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs (through the re-authorization of the America COMPETES Act). When I'm not working I enjoy sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and connecting with the other Cons Bio, Fisheries, and Wildlife graduates in the area.