Experts' profiles - Jackie Alder
Jackie Alder
Jackie Alder is the Coordinator of the Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Branch at UNEP. She has been with UNEP for just over one year, and her role is to develop and strengthen UNEPs Marine and Coastal Program.

Before joining UNEP, Jackie was a Marine and Fisheries Policy Analyst and Researcher at the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (2001-2008) and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia (1995-2001).

She has extensive experience working with governments, researchers, NGOs and coastal fishing communities throughout the Asia and Pacific Regions, Australia and Canada. She has published numerous articles in a range of peer-reviewed journals, books and co-authored the popular book Coastal Planning and Management. She has worked extensively on coral reef island communities and marine-protected area management and has keen appreciation of the impacts of climate change on oceans and coast, as well as what the future holds for marine and coastal communities.

Jackie is a dual citizen of Australia and Canada. She obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Canada and a PhD. (Marine-Protected Area Management) in Australia.
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