Lisa T. Ballance

Director Marine Mammal Institute & Endowed Chair for Marine Mammal Research

Office: 541-867-0445
Fax: 541-867-0102

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Contributing Editor Marine Ecology Progress Series (2020-2024)
Director Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University (2019-present)
Professor Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University (2019-present)
Editorial Board Ecology (2016-present)
Chair NOAA Fisheries National Seabird Program (2015-2019)
Research Advisor The National Academies (2009-2019)
Director Marine Mammal & Turtle Research, SW Fisheries Science Center, NOAA (2007-2019)
Chair Pacific Seabird Group (2002)
Leader Cetacean Ecology Program, SW Fisheries Science Center, NOAA (2001-2007)
Editorial Board Marine Ornithology (2000-2010)
Chief Scientist Stenella Abundance Research, SW Fisheries Science Center, NOAA (1999-2019)
Marine Ecologist, SW Fisheries Science Center, NOAA (1996-2019)
Post-doctorate, The National Academies, 1993-1996
Ph.D. Ecology, University of California Los Angeles, 1993
M.S. Marine Science, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 1987
B.A. Biology, University of California San Diego, 1981
Professional Affiliations: 
Fellow National Conservation Leadership Institute (2018)
Elective Member American Ornithologists' Union (2013)
Professor (Affiliate) University of San Diego (2009-present)
Professor (Adjunct) Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2005-present)
Scientific Advisor Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge (2003-present)
Honors and Awards: 
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (2021); NOAA Bronze Medals (2008, 2019); NOAA Fisheries Employee of the Year (2007, 2019); Association for Women in Science Cover Feature (2013); U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal (2003)
Affiliated with: 
Marine Mammal Institute
Courses Taught: 
Marine Tetrapods, Marine Mammal Biology (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego)
Hatfield Marine Science Center
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