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Professional Background


B.S., Michigan Technological University, Geological Engineering, 1978
Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, 1994

Professional Experience:

Contract work, Jan., 1997-present:

Navy, PMA 264, SBIR program, Sonar impact on beaked whales, 2007-present

Navy, ONR/N45, Passive acoustic census of beaked whales, 2007-present

ONR/N45 and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Long-term changes in ocean ambient noise, 2006-2008

NSF Antarctic Office of Polar Programs, Co-PI, Mysticete Whale Abundance in the West Antarctic Peninsula region, 2001-2006

ONR/N45, Acoustic and Visual Surveys for Marine Mammals in the Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE), 2000-2006

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Cetacean Abundance Surveys using acoustics, North Pacific, Caribbean, Tropical Pacific, Bering Sea, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001

Research Associate, University of Victoria, Victoria B. C., Canada, Feb. 1996 to Jan. 1997, ocean acoustics research, focus on matched field processing

Project Scientist, Scripps, research in marine seismology and underwater acoustics, 1995-1996

Post Doctoral Researcher, Scripps, marine seismology, 1994-1995

Graduate Research Assistant, oceanic crustal structure using airgun seismics and mid-ocean ridge seismicity, studies of fin and blue whale acoustics, 1988-1994

Geologist and Engineer, Tenneco Oil Company, California, England, Tunisia, Trinidad, Texas and Louisiana, offshore exploration and development, an emphasis on field operations, 1978-1988

Roustabout and Mudlogger, oil exploration industry, offshore and onshore Alaska, 1976-1977


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