Dr. Kostylev received his Ph.D. degree in Marine Zoology from Gothenburg University (Sweden) in 1996, studying the effects of habitat complexity and spatial heterogeneity on marine benthic fauna. He carried research in a variety of geographical areas and habitats - from polar to tropical, and from intertidal to deep-water. He has been actively involved in seabed habitat mapping at Bedford Institute of Oceanography since 1998, carrying research on the relationship between distribution of benthic communities and physical properties of seafloor habitats (geological and oceanographic conditions) on the Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. Working closely with marine geologists, he applies recent advances in underwater remote-sensing technology to benthic habitat classification and mapping. Dr. Kostylev has developed habitat management template for Scotian Shelf, which integrates the most important physical and biological variables into a decision support tool aimed at aiding managers in seabed use conflict resolution, fishery planning and enforcement of Oceans Act.
For more information, please email Vladimir or contact him at the address below.
Dr. Vladimir Kostylev
Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic)
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
phone: (902) 426-8319