Frank Alcock is a political scientist who teaches courses on world politics, international law, and sustainable development. His current research focuses on climate and energy politics, oceans governance, seafood markets and fisheries management. In addition to publications dealing with global fisheries' problems, he has co-authored articles on science-policy relationships in environmental issue areas with an emphasis on marine policies. He also serves as the Director of a new Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. he spent five years as an international policy analyst/economist at the U.S. Department of Energy.