We have discovered that may people are continuing to arrive at our website looking for the original website bio via this Bio page. We know how frustrating it is to follow a link and find it is broken. That's why we have duplicated the bio page from the web archive of the original website, which was closed down sometime in late 2011, or early 2012.
A Quick Bio... Dr Bill Evans Marine Mammalogist
"After retiring from Federal Service and moving on to Texas A&M, I recognized the need at the University level of a course for science majors especially biologists and engineers dealing with Environmental and Resource Management, Policy and Politics. I have been teaching such a course at Texas A&M for 10 years and now at the University of Notre Dame since 1999. The A&M course was team taught with Wyndylyn van Zharen, JD, who specializes in Environmental and Maritime Law. During my 22 years of Federal Service both with the Navy and later with the Department of Commerce, I was involved in environmental issues such as making environmental policy, participating in writing legislation, writing Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Impact Assessments and permits involving work with marine mammals covered by the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. My teaching is based mostly on this hands-on experience.
During my involvement with the Marine Mammal Commission and later NOAA, I participated in negotiating several environmental and fisheries agreements with, Norway, Iceland, Japan, Poland, Korea, the Peoples Republic of China and the former Soviet Union.
My most recent personal research has concentrated on the study of the international history of environmental policy and politics. I am also working on methodology for the study of large ecosystems including an ocean basin-wide study of concentrations of marine organisms (crustaceans, fin fish, mammals) and the influence of global climate change. From the1960s through the1990s, most of my research has concentrated on developing the use of similar systems for living marine resource assessment. I started to work on the impact of noise on humans and animals in 1956 with the aerospace industry (Douglas and Lockheed).
Those issues are still alive today, especially as they impact the marine environment and terrestrial endangered species. Although no longer actively involved in research, I still am active as a consultant.
I have supervised several graduate students and served on several thesis advisory committees at San Diego State University, University of California San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Texas A&M University. Over the past 20 years I have taught undergraduate level courses in the University of California System, the California State University System and Texas A&M University. I also hold a lifetime California Teaching Credential, grades 5-14, for all sciences.
I have actively contributed to scientific literature, especially in the area of population biology, marine bioacoustics and remote sensing. I have worked with and advised groups concerned with scientific animal display (zoological parks), fisheries (both commercial and recreational), animal protection, humane treatment of animals and eco-system based fisheries management systems."
Dr Bill Evans was involved in the formation of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM), as recorded in Wikipedia here.
Please note that this website has no connection with Bill Evans. We just happen to have bought the same domain name.