Jason Mulsow

Dr. Jason Mulsow is the Deputy Director of Biologic & Bioacoustic Research (BBR), in direct support of the BBR team and director, Dr. Dorian Houser. Jason received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 2009. After a three-year National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, which he completed at the US Navy Marine Mammal Program, Jason joined the NMMF as a research scientist. He has established himself as a leader in the field of marine mammal bioacoustics, is an expert in both psychoacoustic and neurophysiological methods, and has led or collaborated on numerous studies of marine mammal hearing and dolphin echolocation. In addition to being the “go-to” guy when experimental setups have problems, Jason has also proven to be an excellent mentor to younger scientists on issues related to experimental design, methodology, and technical development. In concert with his reliability, work ethic, and fascination with scientific discovery, Jason has proven to be an excellent selection for Deputy Director of the BBR team

Jason Mulsow completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied the behavioral and physiological hearing capabilities of pinnipeds.

Jason’s research uses behavioral and electrophysiological methods to examine sound reception and production in cetaceans and pinnipeds. He is primarily interested in the ways that marine mammal sensory systems are adapted for underwater or amphibious function, including the biosonar of odontocete cetaceans. His work has also focused on the effects of noise on marine mammals, and the development of criteria for estimating and mitigating these effects.

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