Ronald Tardiff

Program -OSG Summer Scholars

Assignment: Ecosystems Services Intern, US EPA

Ron worked with (former Summer Scholar) Melissa Errend and Dr. Ted DeWitt at the Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch. As an ecosystems services intern, Ron wrote a case study demonstrating protocols for ecosystem service value transferability.  Follow his adventures on Twitter: @RonaldTardiff

Education: Ron is a rising senior studying at the University of Connecticut. He pursues a double major in marine sciences and maritime studies with minors in marine biology and geography. Over the past year, Ron has spent time in Germany researching at the Leibniz Institute for Tropical Marine Ecology as a German Academic Exchange Service RISE Scholar, studied at the University of Essex, Colchester, England as a Gilman Scholar and studied at the University of Nordland as a High North Fellow.

Professional and Research Interests: Ron’s research interests include fisheries ecology and management, the intersection of science and policy, and the dynamics of human-ocean interaction. He hopes to return to Europe to complete a relevant master’s degree and ultimately work in areas related to marine policy/management or extension focusing particularly on issues with international focus.