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Dr. Kristin Laidre is a marine biologist at the University of Washington, Seattle working at the Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Lab and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
She received her Ph.D. in 2003 from University of Washington and worked as post-doctoral fellow at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Greenland, between 2004 and 2006.
Kristin studies marine mammals in the Arctic. Most of her work is in Greenland where she focuses her studies on narwhals and polar bears. She conducts her research from Arctic field camps or from airplanes and helicopters.
She is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Polar Bear Specialist Group, the IUCN Species Survival Commission Cetacean Specialist Group, and has worked with the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission Beluga and Narwhal scientific working group and the International Whaling Commission.
Bio from Imaging the Arctic site