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Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, University of St Andrews

Rob Williams is a Canadian marine conservation scientist and a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. Rob’s work addresses two broad themes: estimating wildlife abundance and conservation status; and assessing impacts of human activities on marine wildlife. Rob is a former Canada-US Fulbright Research Chair, and a Marie Curie Fellow. Rob has been a member of the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee since 2001 and is co-founder of Oceans Initiative, a Seattle-based research nonprofit.


  • –present
    Pew Fellow, Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews


Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation