John Hildebrand is a Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He obtained a B.S. degree in physics and electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and a Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Stanford University. He has been on the research staff of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography since 1983. During this time, he has chaired twelve graduate Ph.D. thesis committees, and regularly teaches classes on bioacoustics and experimental laboratory acoustics. He contributed to more than 120 refereed publications, on topics ranging from underwater noise to sound production by marine mammals. His recent research has focused on ambient noise, acoustic techniques for marine mammal population census, and the effects of high-intensity sound on marine mammals.
Biography Updated on 11 July 2008