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Climate Change Project Coordinator
Office Phone: 703-648-4035
Master of Environmental Management, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment
B.S. Marine Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
Varela-Acevedo currently coordinates a $3 million interinstitutional study evaluating climate change and fish habitat funded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In this role, Varela-Acevedo has assisted with the creation and maintenance of the Climate Change Project website, coordinates the group’s meetings, monitors the group’s progress and accomplishments and facilitates the exchange of data between project researchers. Three of the climate modelers on this project are Michigan State University researchers.
She has also assisted in researching and editing climate change and environmental management articles for the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.
She has previous experience researching sea turtle nesting success in the face of climate change and a changing geomorphology in Barbados, has worked on fisheries management issues related to the scallop fishery with the non-profit Oceana, and co-wrote the “Status review of cusk (Brosme brosme)”, a report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office.
Climate change, fish conservation, coastal geomorphology