Lecture on September 27, 2019

Time: 10:00, September 27, 2019 

  Room 506, Museum for Auqatic Organisms

Speaker: Prof. Tony J. Pitcher University of British Columbia

An Ecosystem Model of MilleLacs Lake, Minnesota: tracking a zebra mussel invasion and the evaluation of ecosystem impacts

Introduction to the Speaker:  

Tony J. Pitcher works in Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Department of Zoology, the University of British Columbia. He is a fisheries scientist, well known for his work on the impacts of fishing, the management appraisal of fisheries, and how shoaling behaviour impacts fisheries. He is the founding director of the UBC Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia. His research addresses the impacts of fishing on aquatic ecosystems, the development of quantitative, multi-criteria evaluation frameworks and rapid appraisal techniques for evidence-based assessment of fisheries, management instruments and management goals, and a predictive understanding of how fish shoaling behavior impacts fisheries. He founded the quarterly Fish and Fisheries in 2000. This journal has the highest impact factor in its field fisheries (Impact factor of 9.01 in 2016). Professor Pitcher has authored or co-authored 17 books or edited volumes, 250 peer reviewed research papers and 251 other published contributions. According to Google Scholar his H-factor is 71, with over 24,500 citations to his work.