[MARMAM] FW: Reminder: Call for Nominations - Cumulative Effects of Anthropogenic Stressors on Marine Mammals

Glickson, Deborah DGlickson at nas.edu
Thu Feb 19 08:12:49 PST 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The Ocean Studies Board of the U.S. National Research Council is soliciting nominations for individuals to serve on its new study “Assessment of the Cumulative Effects of Anthropogenic Stressors on Marine Mammals.”

The study’s sponsors, which include the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Office of Naval Research, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the Marine Mammal Commission, have asked the Ocean Studies Board to convene an ad hoc committee that will conduct a workshop and review the present scientific understanding of cumulative effects of anthropogenic stressors on marine mammals; assess current methodologies for evaluating cumulative effects; and identify new approaches that could improve these assessments. Please see the attached document for the full Statement of Task, as well as technical approach and justification.

Expertise Needed: Committee membership will be drawn from nominees with expertise in environmental risk modeling; cumulative effects; ocean acoustics; marine bioacoustics; marine mammal ecology, behavior, and/or physiology; marine mammal health (e.g., toxicology); terrestrial and/or marine population biology; quantitative ecology; population consequences of disturbance; or other relevant fields.

Deadline for Nominations (Extended): Please submit your nominations by Friday, February 27 using the following form: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1972430/NRC-Call-for-Nominations-Marine-Mammals
Include the candidate’s name, affiliation, email address, and area of expertise, as well as a few sentences about why the nominee is appropriate. Self-nominations are welcome.

Thank you in advance for your submissions. Although not all nominations will result in membership on the study committee, this process helps ensure that the committee is drawn from a broad pool of qualified experts.  If you have any questions about the study or the nomination process, please feel free to contact Deborah Glickson at dglickson at nas.edu<mailto:dglickson at nas.edu> or by phone at 202-334-2024.


Deborah Glickson
Study Director and Senior Program Officer

Susan Roberts
Ocean Studies Board Director

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