Cheryl Butner

Research Assistant – Palumbi and Micheli Labs
Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford University
Ocean View Blvd
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Tel: (831) 655-6210


M.A. International Environmental Policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2007
B.A. Spanish Literature and Culture, U.C. Irvine, 1995
Studied abroad at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 1993-1994


Developing an ecosystem-based sustainability assessment of aquaculture and fisheries  (Micheli Lab)


  • Fisheries Sustainability
  • Ocean Policy and Conservation in California & Northwestern Mexico
  • Marine Mammals – in particular, the critically endangered Vaquita Porpoise
  • Bilingual Environmental Education - Spanish & English
  • Sustainable Tourism & Ecotourism
  • Social Media (Facebook Page Administrator)
  • Photography


Micheli F., Butner C., De Leo G., Martone R.G., & Shester G. 2011. A risk-based framework for assessing the cumulative impact of multiple fisheries. (In prep).

Micheli F., De Leo G., Shester G.G., Martone R.G., Lluch-Cota S., Butner C., Crowder L.B., Fujita R., Gelcich S., Jain M., Lester S.E., McCay B., Pelc R., & Sáenz-Arroyo A. 2011. Raising the bar: expanding incentives for improvement of seafood harvesting and production practices and outcomes. (In prep).

Work Experience:

NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, Monterey, CA
Centro Intercultural de Estudios de Desiertos y Oceanos (CEDO), Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
Save The Whales, Seaside, CA
¡Viva Vaquita!, Monterey, CA

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