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Dan Pendleton

Dan Pendleton, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Spatial Ecology, Mapping, and Assessment, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life


PhD, Natural Resources, Cornell University, 2010
MS, Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University, 2003
BS, Mathematics, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1999


Dan Pendleton, PhD, is a quantitative ecologist who is motivated by the desire conduct science that will inform resource management decisions and advance the conservation status of marine mammals. Dan applies modern statistical methods to address contemporary challenges facing marine mammals, their ecology, and the effects of climate change.

Dan collaborates with oceanographers, field biologists, and resource managers. He specializes in climate change, hindcasting and forecasting species distributions, understanding and predicting the dynamics of predators and prey abundance (e.g., whales and zooplankton), measuring phenological shifts, and assessing risks to marine mammals from human activities.


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Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life

Through pioneering conservation research and strategic partnerships, our team of 40 scientists works to combat the unprecedented impacts on the ocean from climate change and other human activities.