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Lars Walløe (1938- ) is a Norwegian) academic, chemist, physiologist, and scientific adviser to the Norwegian government. He was Head of Norwegian Delegation to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC); and he was honored by the government of Japan for having "Contributed to the promotion of Japan’s policy in the field of fisheries."[1]



Walløe studied medicine at the University of Oslo; and has also earned a doctorate in physical chemistry: In 1961, he was awarded a B.Sc. In 1965, he earned his M.Sc. and M.D. In 1968, the university conferred his Ph.D.[2]


Walløe is Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oslo where he has previously also been professor of applied statistics and cybernetics. He has a Ph.D. degree in Physical chemistry.

He has also been part-time Research Director at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway. He also was a part-time Professor at the Department of Arctic Biology at the University of Tromsø. His current research is in the field of cardiovascular control mechanisms in humans and in other large mammals, and he has developed non-invasive ultrasound instruments for such studies, but he has also published on neuronal nets, statistical methodology, historical demography, population biology, and reproductive epidemiology.

Professor Walløe is the scientific adviser to the Norwegian Government on Marine mammals. He has been President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Chairman of the Norwegian Population Panel, Director of the Norwegian research program on acid rain, Chairman of the Norwegian Research Board for Environment and Development, and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Life and Environmental Sciences of the European Science Foundation.







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