Biology Department Dalhousie University Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
Project/Role Predicting ecological impacts of expanding low-trophic level fisheries
Recently, low-trophic level fisheries have often been expanded to
compensate for declining higher trophic levels. My previous work has
focused on the sustainability and knowledge level of these low-
trophic level fisheries on the East Coast of Canada. In my current
project, I am examining this trend on a global scale as well as
integrating experimental research to predict the ecological impacts
of certain gear types used in these fisheries.
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.