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R. Ian Perry

Job Title: Research Scientist
Employer: Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Public School attended: Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, Vancouver, BC
High School attended: Lord Byng High School, Vancouver, BC
Further Education: University of British Columbia (B.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: B.C. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, USA, North Pacific (Japan)

Brief synopsis of current research:
I conduct research on Fisheries Oceanography and ecosystem approaches to the management of marine living resources. This includes research on oceanographic influences on the distribution and recruitment of commercial finfish and invertebrate populations, and the effects of El Nino and climate changes. I also conduct assessments of the stock status of exploited invertebrate populations along the B.C. coast.


Recent Publications:

Perry, R.I., C.J. Walters, and J.A. Boutillier. 1999. A framework for providing scientific advice for the management of new and developing invertebrate fisheries. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 9: 125-150.

Perry, R.I., P.A. Thompson, D.L. Mackas, P.J. Harrison, and D. Yelland. 1999. Stable carbon isotopes as pelagic food web tracers in adjacent shelf and slope regions off British Columbia, Canada. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 2477-2486.

Perry, R.I. and B.J. Waddell. 1997. Zooplankton in Queen Charlotte Island waters: distribution and availability to marine birds, p. 18-28. In: K. Vermeer and K.H. Morgan (eds). The ecology, status, and conservation of marine and shoreline birds of the Queen Charlotte Islands. Occasional Paper Number 93, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa.

Perry, R.I. and S.J. Smith. 1994. Identifying habitat associations of marine fishes using survey data: an application to the NW Atlantic. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51: 589-602.

Frank, K.T., R.I. Perry, and K.F. Drinkwater. 1990. The predicted response of Northwest Atlantic invertebrate and fish stocks to CO2-induced climate change. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 119: 353-365.