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Ron Tanasichuk

Job Title: Research Biologist
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B. C.
Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Public School attended: Sacred Heart, St. Gerard's, St. Alphonsus
High School attended: Archbishop O'Leary
Further Education: University of Alberta (B.Sc., M.Sc.), University of Bergen, Norway (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia

Brief synopsis of current research:
I have three main research initiatives. First, is the population biology of Pacific herring. Second, I have been studying the influence of variations in ocean conditions on the population biology of euphausiids (krill), key prey items for herring and salmon along the southern B. C. coast. Finally, I am beginning to study the growth, feeding and survival of juvenile salmon with special reference to ecosystem considerations.

Recent Publications:

Tanasichuk, R. W. 1997. Influence of biomass and ocean climate on the growth of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) from the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 54:2782-2788.

Tanasichuk, R. W. 1998. Interannual variations in the population biology and productivity of the euphausiid Thysanoessa spinifera in Barkley Sound, Canada, with special reference to the 1992 and 1993 warm ocean years. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 173:163-180.

Tanasichuk, R. W. 1998. Interannual variation in the availability of euphausiids as prey for Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. Fish. Oceano. 8:150-156.

Tanasichuk, R. W. In press. Interannual variability in euphausiid population biology and its implications for fish production along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57:(Suppl. 1).

Tanasichuk, R. W. Submitted. Age-specific natural mortality rates of adult Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) from southern British Columbia. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.