halibutbackResearcher Profile

Mike Risk

Job Title: Prof. of Geology and Biology
Employer: McMaster University
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Kingsway-Lambton PS
High School attended: Etobicoke
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.Sc. - Geology), University of Western Ontario (M.Sc. - Sedimentology), Southern California (Ph.D. - Marine Biology).
Geographic focus of research: Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Indonesia, East Africa, Latin America, Australia, Caribbean

Brief synopsis of current research:
Human impacts on coral reefs.
Climate change as measured by deep water corals.

butterflyfishRecent Publications:

Smith et al., 1997. Nature 386: 818-820

Risk, 1999. Marine FW Res. 50: 831-837

Edinger and Risk, 1999. Biol. Cons. 92: 1-13

Smith et al., 1999. Can J Earth Sci 36: 511-517

The future lies in water. We as a society are about to realise we spent too much time and money on "modern" biology, while not enough attention was paid to ecology.