Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel

Panel chairs and members

Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel 2016 Photo: A.Burdin

Confirmed for a period of January 2017 to December 2018 are: 

WGWAP co-chairs: 

  • Dr Greg Donovan -  Head of Science for the International Whaling Commission
  • Dr Randall Reeves - Chair of the Cetacean Specialist Group of IUCN Species Survival Commission

WGWAP members: 

  • Dr Alexander M. Burdin - Leading scientist, Kamchatka Branch of Pacific Geographical Institute, Far-East Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Dr Justin G. Cooke - Scientific consultant, Centre for Ecosystem Management Studies, Germany
  • Dr Douglas P. Nowacek - Repass-Rodgers Chair of Marine Conservation Technology,  Nicholas School of the  Environment & Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University Marine Laboratory, USA 
  • Dr Corinne Pomerleau - W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellow University of Manitoba, Center for Earth Observation Science, Winnipeg, Canada & Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Department of Birds and Mammals, Nuuk, Greenland
  • Dr Brandon L. Southall - President and Senior Scientist, Southall Environmental Associates, Inc. & Research Associate, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA 
  • Mr Grigory A. Tsidulko - Member of the Marine Mammal Council, Russia 
  • Dr Alexander I. Vedenev - Head of the Laboratory on Noises and Sound Fluctuations in the Ocean at P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia 
  • Dr David W. Weller - Research Wildlife Biologist (marine mammals), Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), La Jolla, California, USA 



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