Brendan Kelly

Brendan Kelly

Director of Conservation Research and Chief Scientist

Areas of Expertise: Conservation science research and policy, climate change issues

Brendan P. Kelly is responsible for the scientific rigor of the Aquarium’s research programs. He was assistant director for Polar Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, deputy director of the Arctic division of the National Science Foundation, and a research scientist at NOAA’s National Marine Mammal Laboratory. He has held leadership and faculty positions with the University of Alaska, and speaks widely on climate change issues.