13 Jan January 13, 2015 in Fisheries management advisorDr. Oliver recieved his PhD from Stanford University in 2009, studying under Prof. Stephen Palumbi. His thesis work focused on the adaptation of reef coral and their symbionts to current and future environmental extremes. Since then he has served as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Stanford, researching genomic-scale expression in response to heat stress in corals, and as a Post-Doctoral Researcher with Blue Ventures Conservation, studying the biological, economic, and social effects of temporary fishery closures among the Vezo people of Southwest Madagascar. He now serves as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Hawaiian Institute for Marine Biology, under Prof. Ruth Gates.