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Brenda Ballachey, Ph.D.

Population status and indices of population condition; population, physiological and ecological effects of oil exposure on marine mammals and coastal ecosystems; environmental toxicology, physiology and genetics of marine mammals.

Professional Experience

  • 2016 - Present           Research Physiologist Emeritus, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1990 - 2016                Research Physiologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1989 - 1990                Biologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1987 - 1989                Staff Officer, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

  • 1986 - 1987                Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

  • 1985 - 1985                Instructor, Department of Animal Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • 1981 - 1985                Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Animal Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • 1977 - 1980               Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Animal Science, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D.  1985  Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR        Animal Breeding and Genetics

  • M.S.   1980  Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO   Animal Sciences

  • B.S.    1974  Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO   Animal Science

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Society for Marine Mammalogy

  • The Wildlife Society

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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