Terrie Klinger is the director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and co-director of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center. She is a marine ecologist who focuses on applying ecological theory to practical management solutions. She works on ecosystem-based approaches to manage natural resources in the ocean, understanding the ecological effects of environmental stressors, such as ocean acidification and habitat loss, and how rocky intertidal communities respond to and recover from disturbance. She is currently the lead investigator on a National Science Foundation IGERT award– shorthand for Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship – focusing on how oceans are changing worldwide, what that means to the human communities connected to them. The Pacific Northwest is her primary study area, including the Puget Sound, the San Juan Archipelago, and the outer coast of Washington, and she maintains a time-series of ecological data at a site in the Gulf of Alaska. She has been recognized for her unique combination of marine science and community outreach with the UW’s Outstanding Service Award, and was named Naturalist of the Year by the Western Society of Naturalists. She also holds the Stan and Alta Barer Endowed Professorship in Sustainability Science in honor of Dr. Edward Miles.