Tom Mohrman recently joined the Mississippi Chapter of the Nature Conservancy as Marine Program Manager.
Originally from the southern coast of New Jersey, the ocean has played an important role in Mohrman’s personal and professional life. Tom’s fondest memories of the Gulf are of camping on its barrier islands for weeks at a time. “It was amazing,” he says. “Experiencing the slow and subtle changes of the day, the quiet, clear nights and then – at times – the violent thunderstorms that nearly blew my tent away with me in it.”
For the last eight years, Mohrman has worked in Gulf of Mexico habitats. His undergraduate work at Rowan University led to a Master’s of Science in Biology at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Prior to joining the Conservancy, he worked for the National Park Service on Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS). At GINS his duties included managing coastal shorebirds, documenting marine mammal and sea turtle strandings and sea grass projects.
Mohrman initiated an inventory of inland fishes, and collaborated with the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on diamondback terrapin nesting ecology research. Much of his final year at GINS was as resource advisor on clean-up efforts related to the Gulf oil spill.
Mohrman will continue the Conservancy’s efforts and partnerships focused on restoring and improving the Gulf of Mexico.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.