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Abigail Alling, M.S.
The Planetary Coral Reef Foundation

Abigail Alling is the Co-founder, CEO and President of Planetary Coral Reef Foundation (PCRF). For the past 23 years, Ms. Alling has been actively engaged in marine, environmental and closed systems research and development projects. At Biosphere 2, she created and operated the largest artificial ecological marine system, a 1,000,000 gallon mangrove, marsh and ocean coral reef, served as Scientific Chief for over sixty research projects, and was one of the eight îbiospheriansî to live inside the closed system for two years. A Fellow of both the Linnean Society and Explorers Club, Ms. Alling is a cum laude graduate of Middlebury College in Biology and also received an M.S. degree in Environmental Studies, cum laude from Yale University.


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