John D. Crawford

John D. Crawford, PhD. Jud is a biologist with the Pew Environment Group (PEG) where he manages science and policy matters for the group’s Northeast fisheries campaigns. John came to the PEG in 2008 from his position as senior scientist for Conservation Law Foundation. He directed the Initiative on Marine Ecosystem Conservation for six years, managing an international collaboration with WWF-Canada and mapping marine areas of high value for protection of marine biodiversity in the Gulf of Maine region. Jud entered the environmental arena as a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focused on the behavior and physiology of fishes. He has published numerous peer reviewed papers and taught biology in several academic programs. He maintains his ties to academic science through an active affiliation with the Boston University Marine Program. Jud holds degrees from Duke University (BS), University of Pennsylvania (MS) and Cornell University (PhD). He is a native of New England where his first hand observation of ecological changes have fueled his passionate interest in marine conservation and the region’s heritage.