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Dr. Ransom A. Myers (Quantitative Ecologist)

Ransom A. Myers holds the Killam Chair of Ocean Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Myers received his B.Sc. In Physics from Rice University, and his M.Sc. In Mathematics and Ph.D. In Biology from Dalhousie University. He was recently awarded a grant from the Pew Charitable Trust, with Larry Crowder of Duke, to examine the worldwide impact of pelagic longline fishing on turtles, sharks, and other species. He has carried out fundamental work on the causes for the collapse of fish stocks, in particular cod stocks in Eastern Canada. Dr. Myers is also actively involved in developing methods for the optimal management of exploited populations. Recently, this work has turned to models of extinction, which is a growing concern in the marine environment. He is currently working on models for the extinction of salmonid species, elasmobranchs and marine turtles.

Key words: longline fishing impacts, turtles, sharks, cod, modeling, exploited populations

For further information, please email Ransom Myers or contact him at the address below.

For data and graphs on over 700 fish populations see:

Prof. Ransom A. Myers (RAM)
Killam Chair of Ocean Studies
Department of Biology
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4J1
Phone: 902-494-1755
Fax : 902-494-3736

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