Dear MEAM Reader,

This is my second issue as editor of Marine Ecosystems and Management. I view the newsletter with great excitement, particularly the opportunity it offers to help bridge chasms between disciplines, as EBM requires. This includes linking the sometimes-isolationist marine community with the broader world of environmental management. Terrestrial managers have much to teach, and much to learn from, marine ecosystem-based managers.

My three decades of work at the nexus of the marine science and policy fields have taken me through Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, and the Americas. I have seen first-hand many of the struggles of putting EBM into practice. The purpose of MEAM is to help the EBM community address those challenges together. If you have ideas for articles or suggestions for improvements, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you, and to growing and strengthening the field of EBM.

Tundi Agardy, Ph.D. E-mail: