Manjula Tiwari, Ph.D.
Manjula Tiwari is a Conservation Scientist with NOAA’s Marine Turtle Ecology & Assessment Program (MTEAP) in La Jolla, California. In 1991,her first sea turtle project involved a survey of the remote beaches of the Nicobar Islands. The adventures and challenges of working with sea turtles at these remote beaches set the theme for many of her future projects. She earned her Master’s degree and PhD from the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida. Manjula collaborates with sea turtle projects around the world, and her primary projects and research addresses a wide range of topics from nesting beach ecology to the impact of fisheries on sea turtle populations in many countries, which include western Africa (from Morocco to Namibia), the Middle East (Oman), Asia (Cambodia, Myanmar), and the western Pacific (Papua, Indonesia & the Solomon Islands). Manjula also serves as a Scientific and Technical Advisor to many projects funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Marine Turtle Conservation Fund. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the African Sea Turtle Newsletter, President of Ocean Ecology Network Inc., Advisory Committee member of the Indian Ocean Southeast Asia Memorandum of Understanding, Secretary of the International Sea Turtle Society, and chair advisor of many international committees.