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Scott Veirs

Oceanographer and bioacoustician facilitating the recovery of endangered regional icons of the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), particularly southern resident killer whales and Pacific salmon. I helped design and was the first major in the Earth Systems program at Stanford University, then earned a M.S. and PhD in Oceanography at the University of Washington. In 2003 I founded Beam Reach and taught ~50 undergraduates and recent graduates to ask and answer their own marine field science questions during 10-week field courses from 2005-2012. During the same period I helped create the Salish Sea Hydrophone Network -- -- which I continue to administer.

Jennifer M Vonk

Jennifer Vonk is a comparative/cognitive psychologist with primary research interests in two overlapping areas: (1) animal cognition, and (2) cognitive development. The underlying goal of her work is to examine cognitive continuities and discontinuities between humans and both closely and distantly related species. Her current work centers on social cognition, such as theory of mind, prosociality, and reasoning about emotions, as well as physical cognition, such as causal reasoning, analogical reasoning, numerosity, and natural concept formation. More recent work is focused on examining the effects of religiosity, attachment, and perspective-taking on human decision-making processes.

Jane M. Waterman

Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Manitoba and Research Fellow of the Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria. Academic editor of PLOS ONE and former Associate Editor of the Journal of Mammalogy.

Anja Widdig

Present position:
Since 2010 Professor of Behavioral Ecology at the University Leipzig (UL), Bridging Professorship between UL and Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA) Leipzig, Germany.

-2007-2014 Head of the Jr. Research Group of “Primate Kin Selection” at the MPI EVA, Emmy-Noether Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
-2006-2007 Guest scientist MPI EVA
-2004-2006 Duke University, NC (USA)

1997-2002 Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Albert HC Wong

Albert H.C. Wong is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and a Professor at the University of Toronto. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto, where he also completed specialty training in psychiatry and a PhD in neurobiology. Dr. Wong’s lab uses animal models and clinical studies to investigate genetic, epigenetic and developmental mechanisms of psychiatric disease. His areas of clinical expertise are in schizophrenia and brain stimulation.

Arda Yildirim

Associate Professor of Feeds and Animal Nutrition, Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University. He has attended 45 International/National conferences in Turkey and abroad. He has reviewed over 120 peer-reviewed articles and currently serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. His research focused on Feeds and Animal Nutrition. He has over seventy research publications in reputable local and international journals.

Elke Zimmermann

I am Director of the Institute of Zoology and Chair of the Division Behavior and Evolution. Our major interest is to study animal diversity, adaptation and evolution from a comparative and integrative perspective with special emphasis to primates