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Past Principal Investigators
  • Myers, Ransom - in memoriam
  • Christine Ward-Paige
    Post-doctoral Fellow
    Biology Department
    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, N.S., Canada B3H 4R2
    Phone: 902-494-2478
    Email: cwardpai-replace-dal.ca
    Using Divers' Logs to Detect Changes in Coastal Shark Populations

    I am interested in determining the 'tools' that are most beneficial for conserving marine animal populations. Currently, I am using scuba divers' observations to create global maps of sharks and rays through two online surveys (www.globalsharksurvey.com) and with data collected by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (www.reef.org). Project AWARE Foundation (www.projectaware.org) has been instrumental in helping me reach thousands of active and enthusiastic divers around the world to participate in this project.


    Peer-reviewed Publications

    Ward-Paige C, Mora C, Lotze HK, Pattengill-Semmens C, McClenachan L, Arias-Castro E, Myers RA. (2010) Large-scale absence of sharks on reefs in the greater-Caribbean: a footprint of human pressures. PLoS ONE 5(8): e11968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011968. pdf

    Ward-Paige C, Mills-Flemming J, Lotze HK (2010) Overestimating fish counts by non-instantaneous visual censuses: consequences for population and community descriptions. PLoS ONE 5(7): e11722. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011722. pdf

    Ward-Paige, C.A., M.J. Risk, and O.A. Sherwood. 2005. Reconstruction of nitrogen sources on coral reefs: 15N and 13C in gorgonians from Florida Reef Tract. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 296: 155 - 163. pdf

    Ward-Paige, C.A., M.J. Risk, O.A. Sherwood, and W.C. Jaap. 2005. Clionid sponge surveys on the Florida Reef Tract suggest land-based nutrient inputs. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 51: 570 - 579. pdf

    Other Publications

    X-ray Magazine: Article Full Magazine

    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