Neuro-conservation

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noun - Neuro-conservation is a new scientific discipline that explores the intersection of the brain and the ocean. The emerging field, proposed and led by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols unites neuroscience, ocean exploration and marine stewardship in new global dialogue between neuroscientists, ocean scientists, economists, photographers, explorers, writers, and ocean advocates.

[edit] Wallace J. Nichols

Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols is a scientist, activist, community organizer and author who works to inspire a deeper connection with nature. Dr. Nichols is a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences and a member and former Regional Vice Chair of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group. He currently advises a group of dedicated and energetic graduate students at universities in both Mexico and the U.S. as part of his commitment to building a stronger, more progressive and connected environmental community.

Lately he is working on BlueMarbles.org and BLUEMiND: The Mind + Ocean Initiative. He blogs at wallacejnichols.org and is at the forefront of this emerging field.

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