ETP Cetacean Assessment Staff

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Tim Gerrodette  Leader
Phone: (858) 546-7131
Fax: (858) 546-7003
E-mail: Tim.Gerrodette@noaa.gov

My main scientific interests are in the assessment, management and conservation of marine life. A central part of assessment is a well-designed monitoring program that is able to detect changes in abundance over time. There is often a great deal of uncertainty associated with such assessments, and an important task of wise management is to manage effectively and conservatively in the face of this uncertainty. The Precautionary Principle gives guidance about how to manage in the face of uncertainty.

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Al Jackson
Phone: (858) 546-7048
Fax: (858) 546-7003
E-mail: Al.Jackson@noaa.gov

My primary responsibility is to ensure the accuracy and reliability of line-transect effort and sightings data used for marine mammal stock assessments. I provide data editing services, maintain data verification software, produce data subsets and summary reports, and archive original data forms and field notes. I began working at the SWFSC in 1982 after making four trips as a tuna-dolphin observer. Before that I served two years in Belize as a Peace Corps Volunteer compiling lobster, conch and reef fish catch and effort data. My hobby is growing subtropical fruit, but most of my time at home is spent being a husband, father and cook (not necessarily in that order).

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