Erin Wall, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Erin is a postdoctoral fellow with Raincoast’s Cetacean Research Program. Erin holds a PhD in Neuroscience from McGill University where she studied the impact of social bonding on auditory perception, acoustic communication, and neural plasticity in female songbirds. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology and Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University. 

She has always been fascinated by communication and expression, from music and language in humans to communication signals and behavior in non-human animals. In her current research, Erin is working with Raincoast, the North Coast Cetacean Society, and the University of Windsor to uncover the factors that shape humpback song learning in the northern Pacific feeding grounds. 

erin [at] raincoast [dot] org

Recent articles

A group of youth walking along a hill.

Reflecting on our eighth year of Salish Sea Emerging Stewards programming  

It has been eight years since we launched our education…

People looking into a net in the middle of one of our breaches in the North Arm Jetty.

Monitoring salmon in our latest breach in the North Arm Jetty

In December we completed construction on our second breach in…

An oil tanker at rest off the BC coast.

Federal promises made for endangered whales during TMX approval are unfulfilled

Six conservation groups are urging the federal government to implement…

Summary of key facts about southeast Alaska interception fisheries

Summary of key facts about southeast Alaska interception fisheries

Some Alaskan salmon fisheries are recognized models of sustainability. However,…