Independent Scientific Peer Review of The Analysis of Population Genetic Structure in Alaskan Harbor Seals
Independent review to evaluate new science that has harbor seal management implications.
The American Institute of Biological Sciences, Scientific Peer Advisory and Review Service was contracted to identify and recruit reviewers, solicit reviews, and convene a panel meeting on October 12-14, 2004 in Juneau, Alaska. Five individuals were recruited to review the research, two of whom were requested to submit their reports anonymously. The other three reviewers participated in the panel meeting prior to completing their reports. At this meeting, the authors of the report gave an extensive presentation of the research, which was followed by an interactive question and answer period with the panel reviewers. The panel reviewers were Maria Kretzmann, Daniel Pike, and Steven Carr.