"Abigail Alling, M.S is the Co-founder and President of the Biosphere Foundation and its project the Planetary Coral Reef Foundation (PCRF). For the past 33 years, Ms. Alling has been actively engaged in marine, conservation and closed systems research and development projects. During the years of 1996 to 1994, 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 people to live inside Biosphere 2 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. " 
Resources and articles
- Planetary Coral Reef Foundation Biosphere Foundation Board , organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2018.