Dr. Kenneth Broad is Director of the University of Miami’s Leonard and Jane Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and an Associate Professor in the division of Marine Affairs and Policy and at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Additionally, he holds a joint appointment at Columbia University where he serves as Co-Director of the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. Working around the globe, Dr. Broad has directed major interdisciplinary efforts to study diverse aspects of human and environmental interaction, including climate impacts and human perception, the use and misuse of scientific information, decision making under uncertainty, and ecosystem based management. Dr. Broad has participated in and led scientific and film expeditions to remote locations on several continents, including the exploration of one of the world's deepest caves in Mexico's Huautla Plateau. He recently led a National Geographic Society expedition to explore the underwater caves of the Bahamas, featured on PBS NOVA and in an upcoming issue of National Geographic Magazine.