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Past Principal Investigators
  • Myers, Ransom - in memoriam
  • Heike K. Lotze
    Principal Investigator, FMAP
    Canada Research Chair in Marine Renewable Resources
    Biology Department
    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
    Phone: 902-494-3406
    Email: hlotze-replace-dal.ca
    Homepage: http://myweb.dal.ca/hlotze/

    I am leading FMAP's work on long-term changes in marine animal populations and ocean ecosystems. We are analyzing past and present trends in species abundance, habitat availability, and water quality to assess long-term changes in species diversity and ecosystem structure. These analyses are accompanied by evaluations of the underlying drivers of observed changes and the consequences for species diversity and ecosystem functioning today and in the future.

    Selected Publications

    Lotze HK (2007) Rise and fall of fishing and marine resource use in the Wadden Sea, southern North Sea. Fisheries Research (in press) doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2006.12.009.

    Lotze HK, Lenihan HS, Bourque BJ, Bradbury RH, Cooke RG, Kay MC, Kidwell SM, Kirby MX, Peterson CH, Jackson JBC (2006) Depletion, Degradation, and Recovery Potential of Estuaries and Coastal Seas. Science 312: 1806-1809.

    Worm B, Barbier EB, Beaumont N, Duffy JE, Folke C, Halpern BS, Jackson JBC, Lotze HK, Micheli F, Palumbi SR, Sala E, Selkoe KA, Stachowicz JJ, Watson R (2006) Recent biodiversity loss undermines ocean ecosystem services at all scales. Science 314: 787-790.

    Worm B, Lotze HK, Myers RA (2006) Ecosystem effects of fishing and whaling in the North Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. In: Estes JA, DeMaster DP, Doak DF, Williams TM, Brownell RL, Jr. (eds) Whales, whaling, and ocean ecosystems. University of California Press, Berkley, CA, USA: 335-343.

    Lotze HK, Reise K (eds) (2005) Editorial: Ecological history of the Wadden Sea. Helgoland Marine Research 59: 1.

    Lotze HK (2005) Radical changes in the Wadden Sea fauna and flora over the last 2000 years. Helgoland Marine Research 59: 71-83.

    Lotze HK, Reise K, Worm B, van Beusekom JEE, Busch M, Ehlers A, Heinrich D, Hoffmann RC, Holm P, Jensen C, Knottnerus OS, Langhanki N, Prummel W, Vollmer M, Wolff WJ (2005) Human transformations of the Wadden Sea ecosystem through time: a synthesis. Helgoland Marine Research 59: 84-95.

    Worm B, Sandow M, Oschlies A, Lotze HK, Myers RA (2005) Global patterns of predator diversity in the open ocean. Science 309: 1365-1369.

    Lotze HK, Milewski, I (2004) Two centuries of multiple human impacts and successive changes in a North Atlantic food web. Ecological Applications 14(5): 1428-1447.

    Lotze HK (2004) Repetitive history of resource depletion and mismanagement: the need for a shift in perspective. In: Browman HI, Stergiou KI (eds) Perspectives on ecosystem-based approaches to the management of marine resources. Marine Ecology Progress Series 274: 282-285.

    The Census of Marine Life is a growing global network of researchers in more than 45 nations engaged in a ten-year initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in oceans--past, present, and future.
    Last Updated: 2022-06-19