Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, a series of over 20 books on the hearing sciences.

Douglas Wartzok is the vice-provost for academic affairs and dean of the University Graduate School of Florida International University. Dr. Wartzok served as the associate vice-chancellor for research, dean of the graduate school, and professor of biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for 10 years. For the past 30 years, his research has focused on sensory systems of marine mammals and the development of new techniques to study these animals and their use of sensory systems in their natural environment. He and his colleagues have developed acoustic tracking systems for studying seals and radio and satellite tracking systems for studying whales. For eight years he edited Marine Mammal Science and is now editor emeritus.


Jennifer Merrill, Study Director, received her Ph.D. in marine and estuarine environmental science from the University of Maryland in 1999. A former NOAA Sea Grant Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellow, she is now a program officer with the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council. In addition to this study, she directs a study of the feasibility of a coordinated international ocean exploration program and managed a workshop examining the future of marine biotechnology in the United States.

Julie Pulley, Project Assistant, received her B.S. in biology from Howard University in 1999. She has been with the Ocean Studies Board since 2001.

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