Will White is a professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where he runs a research lab in quantitative marine ecology.  He was a post doc here in Gruppo Popolazione where he made many valuable contributions.  He led our lab's efforts on modeling for the decision-making process required for the implementation of California's network of MPAs, for example.  We have collaborated on many projects, and will continue to do so.
The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, chaired by Nils Christian Stenseth, is a highly productive research institution at the University of Oslo.  We collaborate with them through NORMER, the Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change, by hosting a visiting NORMER post doc, Jason Whittington.  Jason is working stochastic age structured models of upper trophic level marine species, in particular their response to different time scales of variability.  I find that I can always find a new publication of interest to me on the CEES web site. 
Manu Di Lorenzo is an ocean and climate scientist with a strong interest in how the changing climate, particularly in the north Pacific is influencing biological productivity.  We have collaborated on climate responses of sea birds and salmon.
Professoressa Fiorenza Micheli of Hopkins Marine Laboratory, Stanford University is a community ecologist interested in how coastal marine assemblages are shaped through the interplay of physical factors and biological interactions, and examining how much of the observed variation in these assemblages can be attributed to human impacts on the marine environment. She also investigates important questions regarding small scale fisheries and MPAs. We have collaborated on MPAs since the 1990s.