Dr. Kristin Laidre
Marine Mammal Biologist
Dr. Kristin Laidre is a marine biologist at the University of Washington, Seattle working at the Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Lab and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in 2003 from University of Washington and worked as post-doctoral fellow at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Greenland, between 2004 and 2006. Kristin’s research is field-based and is focused on studying the behavior, ecology, and population dynamics of Arctic marine mammals. She is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Polar Bear Specialist Group, the IUCN Species Survival Commission Cetacean Specialist Group, and has worked with the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission Beluga and Narwhal scientific working group and the International Whaling Commission.