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George Hunt

George joined the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington as a Research Professor in 2005 after retiring from the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

He received his BA (1965) and PhD (1971) in Biology from Harvard University and began teaching and research at UCI in 1970. He has conducted studies of seabird reproductive ecology on the Pribilof Islands in Alaska and the Channel Islands in California, and of the foraging ecology of seabirds in the Bering Sea, the Barents Sea, the North Water Polynya, and the Southern Ocean. George has also participated in ecosystem-level studies of the southeastern Bering Sea and the Aleutian Archipelago and recently has been involved in a number of comparative studies of polar marine ecosystems.

He was instrumental in the development of the new Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) and the GLOBEC regional program Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS).

He was Co-Chair of the Science Steering Committee of ESSAS from 2005 to 2011. He is also a member of the Scientific and Statistical Committee of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council and a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Ornithological Union.

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ESSAS Co-chairs

Ken Drinkwater
Institute of Marine Research
Bergen, Norway
E-mail: ken.drinkwater@imr.no

Franz Mueter
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska, USA
E-mail: fmueter@alaska.edu

Sei-Ichi Saitoh
Hokkaido University
Hakodate, Japan
E-mail: ssaitoh@salmon.fish.hokudai.ac.jp