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Peter H. Tyedmers

Professor & Director

School for Resource and Environmental Studies

Email: peter.tyedmers@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-6517
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
Dalhousie University
6100 University Ave, Suite 5010,
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Food
  • Ecosystems
  • Industrial sustainability
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Seafood
  • Ecological economics
  • Carbon footprint
  • Ecosystem services


  • BSc, University of Waterloo
  • LLB, University of British Columbia
  • PhD, University of British Columbia

Research interests

Professor Tyedmers’ research interests include better understanding and improving the sustainability of food systems, the sustainability implications of lifestyle choices and the impact of technological substitutions. He is particularly motivated to critically examine choices that we make in the name of sustainability to help ensure that we are indeed moving in a positive direction.

Selected publications

  • Bailey, M., B. Favaro, S.P. Otto, A. Charles, R. Devillers, A. Metaxas, P. Tyedmers, N. C. Ban, T. Mason, C. Hoover, T. J. Duck, L. Fanning, C. Milley, A. M. Cisneros-Montemayor, D. Pauly, W. W. L. Cheung, S. Cullis-Suzuki, L. Teh, and U. R. Sumaila (2016) Canada at a crossroad: The imperative of realigning ocean policy with ocean science. Marine Policy. 63: 53-60.
  • Parker, R.W.R. & P. Tyedmers (2015) Fuel consumption of global fishing fleets: Current understanding and knowledge gaps. Fish and Fisheries. 16(4): 684–696. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12087.
  • Keyes, S., P. Tyedmers and K. Beazley (2015) Evaluating the environmental impacts of conventional and organic apple production in Nova Scotia, Canada, through life cycle assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production. 104:40-51.
  • Melathopoulos, A.P., G.C. Cutler & P. Tyedmers (2015) Where is the value in valuing pollination ecosystem services to agriculture? Ecological Economics. 109: 59-70.
  • Troell, M., R. Naylor, M. Metian, M. Beveridge, P. Tyedmers, C. Folke, K. Arrow, S. Barrett, A-S. Crépin, P. Ehrlich, Å. Gren, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, K. Nyborg, H. Österblom, S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, B. Walker, T. Xepapadeas, A. de Zeeuw (2014) Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system? Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 111(37):13257-13263.

Selected awards and honours

  • 2008 Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University


  • SUST 3000 Global Environmental Decision-Making (with Kate Sherren)
  • ENVI 5031/MGMT 4031 Economics for Resource and Environmental Management
  • ENVI 5205/MGMT 4205 Law and Policy for Resource and Environmental Management