Conservation genomics of the Endangered North Atlantic right whale

Kevin Allan

Masters Candidate 

I am a Master of Marine Management Candidate at the Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University. I am originally from Caledonia, Ontario next to the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. I moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to complete a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology at Dalhousie. Since joining the Marine Affairs Program, my research interests have increasingly shifted towards the human dimensions of marine management and conservation: the ways in which people are affected by marine management decisions. For the North Atlantic Right Whale Genome Project, I will be joining the GE3LS team to research the role of Indigenous organizations and Indigenous Knowledge within the North Atlantic Right Whale conservation network. In the spirit of reconciliation, my research will focus on ensuring that Indigenous voices are represented in right whale conservation and decision-making.