Dr. Francis Wiese is a Senior Principal within Stantec’s Environmental Services Group and serves as Stantec’s overall Technical Leader for Marine Science. Francis brings 25 years of experience working in the coastal and marine environment throughout the world, designing, implementing, and managing large inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional science programs in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and the Arctic, and conducting projects in the North Sea, Caribbean, Galapagos, Gulf of Mexico, and the east and west coast of North America. Dr. Wiese has worked for and with academia, government, non-profits and industry, is a technical reviewer for over 20 international journals and serves on a variety of national and internal science panels and working groups. He has extensively focused on environmental assessment, oil pollution, environmental impacts as a result of anthropogenic stressors, wildlife monitoring, climate change, environmental policy, adaptive management, resiliency, population and bio-energetic modeling, marine mammals, seabirds, fisheries, study design, statistical analyses, and public speaking. He most of all enjoys thinking outside the box to solve complex real-world issues with robust science.