Geographic Areas: Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam), Belize, San Francisco Bay, California.
Ellen Hines's research addresses population and community ecology of threatened and endangered species as related to local conservation efforts and regional scale coastal and marine management science. Her emphasis is on the evolution of consistent standards of field methodology and monitoring techniques, and on the creation of educational materials that can be applied to community-based conservation planning. Her dissertation was a study of the assessment, mapping, and management techniques used in an area with a marine mammal population potentially threatened by coastal development and increasing fishing and tourist activities: the dugong on the Andaman coast of Thailand. She has a Marine & Coastal Conservation and Spatial Planning Lab at the Romberg Tiburon Center.