international Bio-logging society

Executive Committee officers and members

Prof. Francesca Cagnacci

Francesca is a behavioral and conservation ecologist with research emphasis on effects of climate and global change on terrestrial mammal spatial distribution and movement. She has been a bio-logging enthusiast since the beginning of her career.

Dr. Karen Evans

Karen assesses the movement, behaviour and connectivity of pelagic marine predators and the impacts that anthropogenic activities have on them and their environment.

Dr. Akiko Kato

Akiko studies the ecology, behaviour and physiology of animals, mainly seabirds, focusing on their adaptation to the changing marine environment and their role in the marine ecosystem.

Communications Officer
Prof. Mary-Anne Lea

Mary-Anne studies the behavioural ecology of mammals (especially seals) and seabirds using bio-logging techniques, often in cooler parts of the planet.

Equality and Diversity Officer
A/Prof. Sara Maxwell

Sara uses bio-logging to advance sustainability in the oceans, with a particular focus on sea turtles, seabirds and marine mammals.

Dr. Monica Muelbert

Monica studies birds and mammals in oceans, with a special interest in the Southern Ocean and its connectivity to South America.

Prof. Susan Parks

Susan is a behavioral ecologist specializing in marine mammal acoustic communication and the effects of noise.

Dr. Yan Ropert-Coudert

Yan is a marine ecologist specializing in seabird behavioural ecology (penguins mainly)  from the tropics to the poles.

Prof. Christian Rutz

Christian studies tropical crows that have the curious habit of using foraging tools. He has pioneered the use of miniature video-cameras and proximity loggers for studying wild birds.

Prof. David Sims

David researches the movement ecology and behaviour of sharks, skates and rays and applies these data to inform conservation of threatened species.

Membership Officer
Prof. Akinori Takahashi

Akinori studies the foraging behaviour of seabirds in Antarctic, Arctic, and Japanese waters using bio-logging instruments.

Prof. Martin Wikelski

Martin is interested in using bio-loggers on animals to establish a global network of intelligent sensors for life.

The Executive Committee is supported by the following


Dr. Ed Bryant

Dr. Gaëlle Fehlmann

Prof. Mark Hindell

Prof. Kim Holland
Contact with service providers

A/Prof. Markus Horning

Mr. Colin Hunter

Dr. Jana Jeglinski

Dr. Josh London
Twitter team

Dr. Matthias-Claudio Loretto
Development of ‘best practice’ guidelines, with Prof. Rutz and Prof. Sims

Dr. Julia Sommerfeld
Secretary, with Dr Ropert-Coudert

Dr. Sheanna Steingass
Twitter team

Dr. Alison Stimpert
Twitter team, and organiser of ‘dependent care subsidies’ programme for BLS-6

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Thiebot