Martin Smith is the George M. Woodwell Distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He earned a PhD at University of California, Davis and a BA at Stanford University. Smith studies the economics of the oceans and has published research on fisheries and aquaculture, ecosystem-based management, genetically modified foods, the global seafood trade, and coastal climate change adaptation. He has served on the Scientific and Statistical Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Marine Resource Economics, and as a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He has published over 100 scholarly articles, book chapters, and reviews, including works in The American Economic Review, Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Smith has made appearances on NPR and BBC Radio to discuss seafood issues and has received national and international awards, including an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.