Melbourne Beach, FL
Research Scientist and Director of the Florida Laboratory
Megan Stolen is a research scientist with over 20 years of marine mammal experience. Her interests and expertise include demography, life history and human-wildlife conflict. She has a BSc. and a MSc. in biology from the University of Central Florida and a Professional Certificate in Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation from the University of Florida. She is currently finishing her second MSc. degree in Wildlife Forensics. She is a frequent guest lecturer at workshops and in graduate and undergraduate classes. She has authored published papers on topics such as human-wildlife conflict, age and growth, life history and health. Her citizen science program "IRL Otter Spotters" has been successful in engaging the general public in otter ecology and health. She is a leader in the Florida marine mammal stranding program and a frequent collaborator on studies of health and ecology of several aquatic mammals. She is a member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, The Wildlife Disease Association, The Wildlife Society, The International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association, The Society for Wildlife Forensics and the IUCN Otter Specialist Group.