Kristin L. Laidre
Kristin Laidre is a marine mammal ecologist at the University of Washington, Seattle working at the Polar Science Center and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Washington and worked as an NSF-funded postdoctoral fellow at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources between 2004 and 2006. Laidre’s research is focused on studying the behavior, ecology, and population dynamics of Arctic marine mammals, primarily cetaceans and polar bears in Greenland. She is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Cetacean Specialist Group and Polar Bear Specialist Group. She has participated in over 30 field expeditions in Greenland and authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and 2 books on Arctic marine mammals.