Skip to main content

Today's Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Dr. Peter Kareiva

President & CEO

Dr. Kareiva joined the Aquarium of Pacific in August 2020. He comes to the Aquarium from his position as director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. He also served as the vice president of science for The Nature Conservancy and has held faculty positions at several universities and the National Marine Fisheries Service. He holds a B.A. in zoology, M.S. in environmental biology, and Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology. He has written dozens of articles, papers, and books and received numerous appointments and awards, including the Aquarium’s most prestigious honor, the Ocean Conservation Award.

His career includes diverse research, conservation, and fieldwork assignments across the globe, ranging from fisheries to genetically engineered microbes. His conservation programs relate to urban and marine conservation and climate science. He has been involved in diverse community outreach efforts, including developing science modules for Title I Los Angeles-area schools.

Peter Kareiva portrait with blue background

To arrange an interview, please contact a member of the PR team:

Director of Public Relations

Marilyn Padilla
(562) 951-1684