Dr. Drew Harvell

Professor Emeritus @ Cornell University

Drew Harvell is Professor Emerita of Cornell University, Affiliate Faculty University of Washington, and Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.  Dr. Harvell’s research on sustainability of the oceans has taken her from the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Pacific to the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest.  Her current research focuses on health of top predators and seagrass meadows in the transboundary waters of the Salish Sea.  Her recent book, Ocean Outbreak, details infectious epidemics in the ocean and solutions that benefit people and biodiversity.  Her awards include the Cornell SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence, Ecological Society of America Sustainability Award, Seattle Aquarium Conservation Award, Prose Award (Ocean Outbreak), National Outdoor Book Award (A Sea of Glass).