Providing scientific review and technical evaluations for research NPRB supports

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Science Panel

Membership

In 2002, the Board recognized the need to establish a scientific panel to review proposals and the Annual Research Program. Initially, the Science Panel comprised of fourteen members representing a balance between agency, non-agency, and academic scientists. Currently, the Science Panel has expanded to seventeen people. Science Panel members are selected by the board for their expertise, broad perspective, long experience, and leadership in areas important to the NPRB research program. The different expertise the Science Panel provides to the Board includes disciplines of oceanography, ecosystem dynamics, fish ecology, marine mammal and seabird biology, fisheries management, socioeconomics, and social science. In addition to reviewing proposals and technical evaluations, the science panel helps shape the research program, advises on science planning and identification of research priorities, and helps draft annual requests for proposals.

Panel Terms

In September 2011, the Board adopted a new Science Panel membership policy. The new policy limits service to two four-year terms. After reaching the term limit, Science Panel members are required to take a two-year hiatus before becoming eligible for reappointment. Along with the advisory panel chair, the science panel chair attends the full board meeting to report their respective panel's recommendations. 

Current Science Panel Members

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First Last Affiliation Term
Milo Adkison, PhD University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences June 2014 - May 2018
Carin Ashjian, PhD Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution January 2011 - May 2019
Courtney Carothers, PhD University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences June 2014 - May 2018
Colleen Duncan, PhD University of Colorado June 2016 - May 2020
Melissa Haltuch, PhD Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries June 2015 - May 2019
Brad Harris, PhD Alaska Pacific University June 2017 - May 2021
David Hill, PhD Oregon State University January 2016 - May 2020
Tuula Hollmen, PhD Alaska SeaLife Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks January 2011 - May 2019
Lloyd Lowry University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences June 2014 - May 2018
Phillip Mundy, PhD NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center October 2014 - May 2018
Josep Planas, PhD International Pacific Halibut Commission June 2018 - May 2022
Matt Reimer, PhD University of Alaska Anchorage June 2017 - May 2021
Chris Siddon, PhD Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries Division August 2012 - May 2020
Leandra Sousa, PhD North Slope Borough, University of Alaska Fairbanks June 2017 - May 2021
Suzann Speckman, PhD HDR Alaska June 2014 - May 2018
Diana Stram, PhD NOAA - North Pacific Fishery Management Council June 2016 - May 2020
Tom Weingartner, PhD University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences June 2017 - May 2021
Polly Wheeler, PhD United States Fish and Wildlife Service January 2012 - May 2020

Past Science Panel Members

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First Last Affiliation Term
Vera Alexander, PhD University of Alaska Fairbanks (emeritus) October 2002 - May 2016
Elizabeth Andrews, PhD Alaska Department of Fish and Game April 2009 - February 2011
Shannon Atkinson, PhD Alaska SeaLife Center May 2002 - September 2008
Richard Beamish, PhD Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada December 2002 - May 2014
James Berner, MD Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium October 2002 - May 2016
Donald Bowen, PhD Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada December 2002 - September 2005, January 2011 - May 2014
Michael Dagg, PhD Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium March 2005 - September 2010
Douglas DeMaster, PhD NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center May 2002 (Interim Panel Chair)
Douglas Eggers, PhD Alaska Department of Fish and Game May 2002 (Interim Panel)
Robert Gisiner, PhD Office of Naval Research March 2009 - September 2010
Daniel Goodman, PhD Montana State University December 2002 - September 2005
Stew Grant, PhD Alaska Department of Fish and Game January 2010 - May 2018
Steve Hare, PhD International Pacific Halibut Commission May 2002 (Interim Panel)
Anne Hollowed, PhD NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center December 2002 - September 2007
Edward Houde, PhD University of Maryland December 2002 - September 2003
Gordon Kruse, PhD University of Alaska Fairbanks December 2002 - September 2004
Pat Livingston NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center October 2008 - May 2017
Richard Marasco, PhD NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center December 2002 - December 2008
Seth Macinko, PhD University of Rhode Island March 2005 - May 2014
John Piatt, PhD United States Geological Survey March 2005 - February 2011
Mary Pete University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus March 2006 - September 2008
Andre Punt, PhD University of Washington May 2005 - May 2014
Cheryl Rosa, PhD United States Arctic Research Commission September 2008 - May 2014
Thomas Royer, PhD Old Dominion University (emeritus) October 2002 - May 2017
Michael Simpkins, PhD United States Marine Mammal Commission March 2006 - September 2008
Gary Stauffer, PhD NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center May 2002 (Interim Panel)
Pat Tester, PhD NOAA-NOS Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research October 2002 - May 2017
David Witherell North Pacific Fishery Management Council October 2002 - May 2016
Bill Wilson North Pacific Fishery Management Council (retired) April 2010 - May 2015
Doug Woodby, PhD Alaska Department of Fish and Game December 2002 - August 2012