Russell Leaper - Acoustician

Russell Leaper studied mathematics before joining the International Fund for Animal Welfare research vessel Song of the Whale in 1988 to study sperm whales. He initially worked on developing acoustic methods to study and count whales.

His subsequent research has covered a wide range of marine mammal conservation and welfare issues with an emphasis on survey methods and population assessment. In addition to data analysis he has conducted extensive field work from a range of vessels including several surveys in the Southern Ocean.

Russell has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission since 1996 and attends as a member of the UK delegation.

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