In the 2016 “Below the Surface” podcast, LP discusses coastal ecosystem services with the legendary Margaret Davidson.
Margaret has been working in “ecosystem services” since 1978. She is a lawyer and holds a master’s degree in marine policy and resource economics form the University of Rhode Island. Early in her career, she served as special counsel and assistant attorney general for the Louisana Department of Justice and, from 1983 to 1995, she was the executive director of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. She has held a faculty appointment at the University of Charleston and served on the adjunct faculties of Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. Margaret has also been a part of numerous local, state and federal committees. She joined NOAA as the founding director of the NOAA Coastal Services Center in 1995 and later served as the Acting Director of the NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. For the last few years, she has been the Senior Advisor for Coastal Inundation and Resilience Science and Services with NOAA and the National Ocean Service.
Her professional awards include: Fulbright Fellowship, American Meterological Society Fellow, Gilbert White Fellow, and Zurich Fellow for Climate Adaptation.