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Melita A. Samoilys is a coral reef ecologist with 30 years experience in the Indo-Pacific. Her current work examines the impacts of fishing versus climate change on reef fish diversity and population dynamics in the WIO; and improving artisanal fisheries management through building fishers’ capacity to participate, protecting spawning aggregations, and focusing attention on resilient fishery species. Dr. Samoilys is a member of three IUCN Species Specialist Groups.