Dr. Robert (Bob) Steneck is a professor in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences and an ecologist whose research focuses on coastal marine ecosystems, from the frigid waters of the Gulf of Maine and Alaska’s Bering Sea to the tropical coral reefs of the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific Ocean. Bob has studied an array of marine life in the Gulf of Maine as well as historical ecology, global climate change, and the science of managing marine resources. He is the ‘go-to’ person for insight on the iconic Maine lobster. Some of Bob’s current work is in the tropics, where he is showing how the resilience of coral reef ecosystems is controlled by how well we manage herbivorous fish and human fishers. Bob was selected as a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation in 1998, and is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.