Conservation genomics of the Endangered North Atlantic right whale

Randle Hart


I am Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Saint Mary’s University. My research draws on the sociology of science, environmental sociology, and the study of social movements. I am the lead social scientist for the GE3LS (Genomics and its Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal, and Social Aspects) component of the project. We are examining how stakeholders in the North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW) community collaborate and how each stakeholder group uses, produces, and/or mobilizes science in their efforts to conserve and protect the NARW. We are also determining how best to communicate new genetic research to stakeholders and policy makers and how to overcome any barriers to the deployment of new genetic discoveries in the pursuit of NARW conservation.

To see a short interview video with Randle and to learn more about his involvement in the project, click here: