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Photo of Burlyn Birkemeier with a Siberian Husky.

Burlyn Birkemeier

Research Scientist I
Alaska pinniped population assessment
Alaska Ecosystems Program
Email: burlyn.birkemeier@noaa.gov

Burlyn Birkemeier

Research Scientist I

I’m a Research Scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies at the University of Washington, and I work in collaboration with the Alaska Ecosystems Program of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Marine Mammal Laboratory. I received my B.S. in Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences and Biology from the University of Washington, and have worked or volunteered with AEP since 2014. I am one of the scientific crew on the Steller sea lion aerial survey. While this will be my first time on the trip, I have worked on the image processing and data analysis of the 2018 and 2019 aerial survey images. I am also helping to develop machine learning techniques to expedite the processing time!