Jay Barlow - Voyage science co-ordinator

Dr. Jay Barlow is a research scientist within the Protected Resources Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Centre, La Jolla, where he has worked for 29 years. Jay received his PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanograpy (SIO) in 1982. He is the leader of the EEZ Marine Mammals and Acoustics Program within PRD and is an Adjunct Professor at SIO.

Dr. Barlow’s research is primarily directed at assessing human impacts on marine mammal populations, estimating their abundance and dynamics, the understanding role of mammals in marine ecosystems, and developing survey methods that use passive acoustics to detect and localize cetaceans. In 1996 he received the Department of Commerce Gold Medal for developing the PBR approach to estimating sustainable by-catch which was implemented in the 1994 amendment to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Jay currently acts as adviser to two graduate students and serves on dissertation committees of six others. At SIO, Jay teaches a four-unit course called 'Computer-intensive Statistics' every second year. He obtains approximately $500K of funding from outside NOAA each year to support his graduate students and acoustic research program.

Jay serves on many advisory committees both within NOAA (e.g., the NMFS Steering Committee on Assessing Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals and the Humpback Whale Biological Review Team) and internationally (e.g., the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group). Jay has authored or co-authored 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 62 numbered government reports, and edited one book.

Jay has been chief scientist on twelve NOAA cruises.

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