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Dr. Jeffrey Hutchings

Following completion of his doctorate at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1991, Jeffrey Hutchings undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh (1991-1992) and at the Department of Fisheries & Oceans in St. John's, Newfoundland (1992-1994).  A member of staff in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University since 1995, he was appointed Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation & Biodiversity in 2002 and Professor of Biology in 2004.

Dr. Hutchings is an evolutionary ecologist whose research on fish life histories, population dynamics, and conservation biology has appeared in more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.  From an applied perspective, his basic research in genetics, ecology and evolution has contributed to questions pertaining to the collapse and recovery of marine fishes, interactions between wild and farmed Atlantic salmon, and the biodiversity of Arctic and sub-Arctic fishes.

Dr. Hutchings is currently Chair of COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada), a Non-Government Science member of COSEWIC, and a member of COSEWIC's Marine Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee.  In the past 6 years, Dr. Hutchings has also served in the following professional capacities:  Editor of Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences (2002-2007); Member (2003-2005) and Co-Chair (2005-2006) of NSERC's Evolution & Ecology Grant Selection Committee (GSC 18); and Member of the Royal Society of Canada's Expert Panel on the Future of Food Biotechnology (2000-2001).

For further information, please email Jeff.

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