Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Photo: infrared image of grebe
Infrared image of Western grebe showing heat loss

Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee consists of scientifically qualified individuals from academia, the oil industry, rehabilitation organizations, and other research institutions. The Scientific Advisory Committee evaluates the scientific merit and quality of research and technology development proposals competing for grant funds.

The Committee may also advise the OWCN Director of applicable research areas for prioritization and presentation to the Advisory Board. Scientific Advisory Committee members are appointed for three-year terms.



Mike Denison, PhD
Department of Environmental Toxicology
University of California, Davis

Oliver Pelz, PhD
BP America Inc

William Gala, PhD

Judy St. Leger, DVM
SeaWorld San Diego

Kirsten Gilardi, DVM
Wildlife Health Center
University of California, Davis

Nils Warnock, PhD
Audubon Alaska

David Jessup, DVM, MPVM
DFG-OSPR, Retired

Julie Yamamoto, PhD

Erica Miller, DVM
Tri-State Bird Rescue Research Inc.

Stephanie Venn-Watson, DVM, MPH
National Marine Mammal Foundation