center for synthesis
and analysis of biodiversity

A centre created and developed by the FRB
Prioritizing ecologically significant and globally important areas for marine mammal conservation: synthesizing the best available knowledge to inform management and policy


Principal Investigator: David Kaplan, IRD, France (; Co-porteur : Ana Rodrigues, CNRS‐CEFE, Montpellier, France (

Post doctor: Kristin Kaschner

12 participants: Trevor Branch, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Carsten Dormann, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany; Ben Halpern, NCEAS, Santa Barbara, CA, USA; Pat Halpin, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA; Jana McPherson, Calgary Zoological Society, Alberta, Canada; Bob Pressey, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Randall R. Reeves, Okapi Okapi Wildlife Associates, Quebec, Canada; Yann Tremblay, IRD, France; Rob Williams, Sea Mammal Research Unit, St. Andrews, United Kingdom; Louisa Wood, UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Vincent Ridoux, LIENSs (LIttoral, ENvironnement et Sociétés), Université de La Rochelle, France; Kristin Kaschner, Evolutionary Biology & Ecology Lab Institute of Biology I (Zoology), Germany