Executive Council Members

President

Andreas Zedrosser
University of Southeast Norway

Norway

+47.3595.2765

Term ends 09 January 2020

Vice President, Americas

Martyn Obbard

Canada

Term ends 09 January 2020

Secretary

Alexander Kopatz
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)

Norway

+47.4513.2514

Term ends 09 January 2021

Past-President

Karen Noyce
Retired-Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

United States of America

+1.218.259.6686

Term ends 09 January 2020

Vice President, Eurasia

Mei-Hsui Hwang
National Pingtung University of Science & Technology

Taiwan

+886.8.7740416

Term ends 09 January 2021

Treasurer

Jennifer Fortin-Noreus
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

United States of America

+1.406.243.4994

Term ends 09 January 2020

Councillors

Nishith Dharaiya

HNG University Department of Life Sciences

India

+91.999.898.1560

Term ends 09 January 2020

Gordon Stenhouse

fRI Research

Canada

+1.780.865.8388

Term ends 09 January 2020

Marta De Barba

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine (LECA)

France

+33.476.514.673

Term ends 09 January 2021

Yoshikazu Sato

Rakuno Gakuen University

Japan

+81.113.88.4602

Term ends 09 January 2020

Shyamala Ratnayeke

Sunway University Department of Biological Sciences

Malaysia

+60.3.7491.8622 Ext: 7177

Term ends 09 January 2020

Agnieszka Sergiel

Institute of Nature Conservation Polish Academy of Sciences

Poland

+48.123.703.564

Term ends 09 January 2021

Ex-Officio Members

URSUS Managing Editor

Jon Swenson
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norway

+47.90744468
International Bear News Managing Editor

Mark Edwards
Royal Alberta Museum

Canada

+1.825.468.6177
Director of Transition

Jennapher Teunissen van Manen
International Association for Bear Research and Management

United States of America

+1.530.379.5476
Webmaster

Nadine Bechstein
University of Leipzig

Germany

+49.176.82169126
Student Representative

Amy MacLeod
University of Alberta

Canada

+1.780.707.0891
Bear Conservation Fund Chair

Julia Bevins

United States of America

+1.907.223.3483
IUCN Bear Specialist Group Co-chair

Dave Garshelis
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

United States of America

+1.218.327.4146
IUCN Bear Specialist Group Co-chair

Rob Steinmetz
World Wildlife Fund-Thailand

Thailand

+662-942-7691
IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group Co-Chair

Dag Vongraven
Norwegian Polar Institute

Norway

+47.77750638
IUCN Red List Authority Focal Point

Bruce McLellan

Canada

+1.604.452.3233