Boston University Biology Department

Pew Charitable Trusts Environment Group



B.S. Duke University Biological Sciences

Ph.D. Cornell University Biological Sciences

Professional History

2008- Pew Charitable Trusts - Environment Group. Science and Policy Manager, New England Fisheries Campaigns

2004- Boston University Marine Program, Boston, MA

Research Fellow

2002-2008 Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA

Senior Scientist

         Director of Initiative on Marine Ecosystem Conservation (2003-2007)

         Director of science program

1993-2003 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Tenured Professor

         Director, Auditory Neuroethology Laboratory

         Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences - faculty

         Graduate group in Neuroscience, Penn School of Medicine - faculty

         Biological Basis of Behavior and Psychology Programs - faculty

2003 Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Scituate, MA

Visiting Scientist

1990-1993 Parmly Hearing Institute, Chicago, IL

Research Assistant Professor

1982-1989 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Supervisor - Liddell Laboratory for Animal Behavior

1980-1981 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Visiting Scientist - National Magnet Laboratory



         Marine Ecosystem Conservation for New England and Maritime Canada: A Science-Based Approach to Identifying Priority Areas for Conservation, published by Conservation Law Foundation and WWF-Canada, 2006 (193 pp w/ coauthor Jennifer Smith).

         Habitat protection under the Magnuson-Stevens Act: can it really contribute to ecosystem health in the northwest Atlantic? Ocean and Coastal Law Journal (2006), 12(1):43-89. University of Maine School of Law (w/ coauthor Roger Fleming, Earth Justice).


  • Peer reviewed publications over 20 full-length publications on animal behavior, ecology, and physiology
  • Published summaries from national and international conferences (31)

Public Service New England

  • Participant - stakeholder process for management of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Working group member management plan review for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Science advisor Massachusetts Ocean Partnership Fund