Officers & Council

Executive Council Members

Andreas ZedrosserPresident
University of Southeast Norway
Pb. 235
3603 Kongsberg, Norway
Phone: +47-3595-2765
term expires 2019

Karen Noyce, Past-President
15542 County Road 72
Warba, MN 55793  USA 
Phone: (218) 259-6686
term expires 2019

Marty Obbard, Vice President for Americas
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
DNA Building, Trent University
2140 East Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario  
K9J 7B8  Canada 
Phone:  (705) 755-1549
term expires 2019

Alexander Kopatz, Vice President for Eurasia
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Svanvik, Finnmark, Norway, 9925
Phone: +47 92 01 33 71
term expires 2017

Jennapher Teunissen van ManenSecretary
Bozeman, MT  USA
Phone: (530) 379-5476
term expires 2019

Jennifer Fortin-NoreusTreasurer
University Hall, Room 309
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-4994
term expires 2019

Emre CanCouncil Member
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU)
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House
Abingdon Road, Tubney, Abingdon
OX13 5QL, UK 
Phone: 44 (0) 1865 611 100
term expires 2017

Nishith DharaiyaCouncil Member
Department of Life Sciences
HNG University
Patan, Gujarat, India
Phone: +91 999 898 1560
term expires 2019

Shaenandoah Garcia-Rangel, Council Member
Department of Environmental Studies
Baruta - Caracas, Venezuela
Phone: +58 212 9063044
term expires 2017

Gordon StenhouseCouncil Member
Research Scientist and Grizzly Bear Program Lead
Foothills Research Institute  
1176 Switzer Drive
Box 6330
Hinton, Alberta  
T7V 1L6  Canada
Phone: (780) 865-8388
term expires 2019


Yoshikazu SatoCouncil Member
Rakuno Gakuen University 
Bunkyodai, Ebetsu, 069-8501
Hokkaido, Japan
Phone: +81-11-388-4602
term expires 2019

Ex-Officio Members

Jerry Belant, Ursus Editor
Carnivore Ecology Laboratory
Forest and Wildlife Research Center
Mississippi State University
Box 9690
Mississippi State, MS 39762 USA
Phone: 662-325-2996

Julia Bevins, Chair - Bear Conservation Fund
3303 Checkmate Dr.
Anchorage AK 99508  USA
Phone: (907) 223-3483

Nadine Bechstein, Webmaster
Luetzner Str. 55
04177 Leipzig, GERMANY
Phone: +49176-82169126

Dave Garshelis, IUCN Bear Specialist Group Co-chair
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1201 East Highway 2
Grand Rapids, MN 55744  USA
Phone: 218-327-4146

Bruce McLellan, IUCN Red List Authority Focal Point
1761 Big Eddy Rd.
Revelstoke, BC
V0E3K0  Canada
Phone: 604-452-3233

Mark Edwards, IBN Newsletter Editor
CW405 Biological Sciences Center
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada, T6G 2E9
Phone: 780-492-7599

Rob Steinmetz, IUCN Bear Specialist Group Co-chair
2549/45 Paholyothin Rd. 
Ladyao, Jatujak, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand
Phone: +662-942-7691

Dag VongravenIUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group
Norwegian Polar Institute
FRAM Center
N-9296 Tromso, Norway
Phone:  +47 77750638