Professor Ransom Myers
Department of Biology
will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on October 16, 2004 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.
Consequences of Global Overexploitation of Fisheries
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. Dr. Myers has published over 100 refereed scientific publications in diverse fields of aquatic ecology. 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 fish 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.
Fall Program 2004
Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Monday Nov 8, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4.