Martyn Obbard


Dr. Martyn Obbard is an Emeritus Research Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and adjunct professor in the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario). He retired in 2016 after a 32-yr career with the Ministry, including 28 in the Wildlife Research Section studying black bears and polar bears in Ontario.  He is a member of the IUCN-Species Survival Commission’s Polar Bear Specialist Group, a member and former chair of the Polar Bear Range States Conflict Working Group, and is a former Chair of the Canadian Federal/Provincial/Territorial Polar Bear Technical Committee. 

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