Dr. MARIE ANTONETTE JUINIO-MENEZ
Dr. Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez is an Academician of the National Academy of Science & Technology of the Philippines, Professor and previous Director of the Marine Science Institute at the University of the Philippines. She is a marine ecologist and a coastal resources management specialist. She has various publications on marine invertebrate ecology, biophysical and genetic connectivity, fisheries management, sustainable mariculture and environmental governance. She has been involved in international and multisectoral dialogues and technical working groups on biodiversity conservation, marine scientific research in the South China Sea, and the UNCLOS sessions on biodiversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ). She is engaged in efforts aligned with the development of a sustainable blue economy, and promotion of transdisciplinary research through the Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA).