Polar Bears International

Martyn Obbard

Martyn Obbard

Dr. Martyn Obbard is a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and an adjunct professor in the Environmental and Life Sciences program at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. His current research interests include the ecology and demography of the Southern Hudson Bay polar bear population, one of the most southerly polar bear populations in the world. His focus includes how future changes in sea ice distribution and duration will affect the abundance and distribution of these bears. With colleagues, he has also looked at how the body condition of individual bears has changed since the mid-1980s.