Research Interests: marine conservation, community-based fisheries management, spatial planning

Jono is a Senior Fishery Scientist with The Nature Conservancy. His research involves a blend of quantitative and empirical approaches to conservation and fisheries management issues. Recent work has involved design and simulation testing of novel fisheries management strategies, integrating marine reserves into fisheries management, and identifying the appropriate spatial scale at which to implement management interventions. Along these lines, he has worked with fishing communities in California to facilitate a transition to local, community-based management. He received BA degrees in Environmental Studies and Business/Economics from UCSB in 2000, an MS in Biology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2006, and a PhD in Environmental Science and Management from UCSB in 2011.

Email: jono_wilson[at]