Manoj Shivlani

I was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, and grew up in Lagos and then Jos, Nigeria, before moving to suburban London, UK, to finish high school, and then to Lima, Peru. From there, it was off to upstate New York for three and a half years to get a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colgate University. After internships observing humpback whale behavior off Gloucester, Massachusetts, and teaching environmental education in Scarsdale, New York, I moved to Miami, Florida, to start a master’s program in marine affairs. While the program was slowed down first by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and then a lengthy internship at the Smithsonian Institution in 1994, I returned to RSMAS in 1995 to work as a teaching assistant and then as a research associate in 1995. I have worked at RSMAS since then, between 1995-99 as a research associate at the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy, and since 1999 as a senior research associate at the Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries and coordinator for the Center for Independent Experts (CIE). Presently I continue to be the coordinator of the CIE but since 2008 I am employed by Northern Taiga Ventures Inc Click here to view Manoj’s posts/articles.

Manoj Shivlani
Northern Taiga Ventures Inc.

E-mail: shivlanim@bellsouth.net