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.