Barie, Ontario, Canada
Barie, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richard has a Masters degree in Higher Education from OISE (Ontario Institute in Education) and an undergraduate degree in Fine Art Studio from UofT at Scarborough. He works in the Information Technology Department located in Robarts Library at the University of Toronto a Services Support Specialist. He has extensive experience in project management, web design, and has an exceptional level of proficiency and expertise with this technology, and is responsible for maintaining the JMATE website. Richard also has a passion for the oceans and wildlife in general.
New York, New York, USA
Anglesey, Wales, UK
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Richard Ellis is an American marine conservationist, author and most notably an artist. He is a Research Associate in the American Museum of Natural History’s division of paleontology and has served as advisor to numerous government and other monitoring groups for whales and other aquatic mammal species. His breathtaking paintings of aquatic mammals are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and he has authored numerous magazine articles for discerning journals such as National Geographic, and Audubon and many well respected books, some of which he illustrated as well.
Peter Evans is the Founding Director of the Sea Watch Foundation and oversees the UK cetacean monitoring program and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Bangor. He serves on numerous boards and is called on as advisor to various governmental and other monitoring groups for all things cetacean. Professor Evans has received recognition for his contributions with a number of prestigious conservation awards. His research focuses on ecological, behavioral and conservation biology studies of seabirds and cetaceans in the UK, particularly harbor porpoises, bottlenose dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, and minke whales, and the effects of human disturbance upon them. He has published extensively contributing books as well as scientific articles that have significantly impacted on our understanding in these areas.
Arno Gutleb is veterinarian and PhD and currently the Group leader for the Environmental Research and Innovation within the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. His recent research focuses on long term effects of exposure to environmental contaminants such as PCBs, heavy metals, mycotoxins and nanomaterials among others. He is also Deputy Chair of IUCN otter specialist group, and editor of their Bulletin. He has contributed many impactful publications over the years to otter issues and continues to do so.
Toshio Kasuya is a highly reputed Japanese whale biologist who’s focus is on the assessment of small cetacean stocks of concern due to commercial fishery for these species, as well as work on short finned pilot whale post-reproductive extended lifespan. His book published in 2017 is on Small cetaceans in Japan- exploitation and biology edited by William Perrin. His expertise is sought after by government and private organizations, and he currently services as scientific advisor for the Society of Marine Mammalogy. For his work he has won numerous awards including the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Conservation Biology in 1995.
Graham Pierce is Professor and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His research interests include predator (e.g. seal) impacts on cultured fish and the biological and socioeconomic interactions between aquaculture and fisheries. His work is widely published in the general area of conservation of dolphin and other cetacean species, issues affecting fish and other lower aquatic invertebrates, all of which has impacted both cetacean conservation as well as our basic understanding of prey species and forage fish.
Andrew Trites is a Professor with the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia Canada. He is the Director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit, a research program that involves captive and field studies of seals, sea lions, whales and dolphins. His research interest primarily focuses on pinnipeds (Steller sea lions, northern fur seals, and harbor seals) and involves captive studies, field studies and simulation models that range from single species to whole ecosystems. His publications have significantly impacted on the fields of ecology, nutrition, physiology, and animal behavior, and are designed to further the conservation of marine mammals.