Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna, Ph.D.

Pronouns: she/her

My main interests are translating modeling approaches for the management and conservation of coastal and marine resources and assessing how anthropogenic impacts influence planning and conservation decisions; my current focus is on the impacts of climate change and cumulative human impacts.

Research areas

  • Ecosystem modeling

  • Climate change

  • Coastal ecology

Professional Preparation

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Botany (major) & Limnology and Marine Science (minor), PhD 2005.

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz, México, Marine Biology, BS 1997


2017 -- to date. Atlantis Ecosystem Modeler. Long Live the Kings.

2011 -- to date. Lead researcher. CEDO Intercultural.

2010-2011. Research fisheries scientist I. Marine Resources Assessment Group Americas Inc.

2009-2010. Research fisheries scientist I. Frank Orth & Associates.

2004-2009. Wetland researcher. CEDO Intercultural.


  • 2020 Leaders for Sea Change. https://www.compassscicomm.org/leaders-for-sea-change-program/

  • 2000-2003. Trainee “Human Dimensions of Social and Aquatic System Interactions” NSF Integrative Graduate Research Education and Training program (IGERT). University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • 1999-2005. Graduate fellowship. Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT)