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Christopher T. Taggart



  • Personal website
  • Courses:
    • OCEA/BIOL 4160/5160 – Fisheries Oceanography
    • OCEA 4140/5140 – Biological Oceanography
    • OCEA 2020 – Tools & Concepts in Ocean Science
    • MARA 5003: – Marine Science and Technology 


Department of Oceanography

Email: chris.taggart@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-7144
Fax: 902-494-3877
Mailing Address: 
Room 4664, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Oceanography
  • Biological oceanography
  • Evolution and ecology


  • BSc (Hon) - Carleton University
  • MSc - Limnology, York University
  • PhD - Fisheries Oceanography, McGill University (Dean's Honours)


  • Davies, K.T.A., Ross, T., and C.T. Taggart. 2013. Tidal and sub-tidal current influence on deep copepod aggregations along a shelf-basin margin. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 479: 263-282.
  • van der Hoop, J.M, Vanderlaan, A.S.M, and C.T. Taggart. 2012. Absolute probability estimates of lethal vessel-strikes to North Atlantic right whales in Roseway Basin, Scotian Shelf. Ecological Applications. 22(7):2021-2033.
  • Vanderlaan, A.S.M., R.K. Smedbol and C.T. Taggart. 2011. Fishing-gear threat to right whales in Canadian waters and the risk of lethal entanglement. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 68: 2174-2193.
  • Neuheimer, A.B., and C.T. Taggart. 2010. Can changes in length-at-age and maturation timing in Scotian Shelf haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) be explained by fishing? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 67(5): 854-865.
  • Neuheimer, A.B. and C.T. Taggart. 2007. Growing degree-day and fish size-at-age: the overlooked metric. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 64: 375-385.


  • NSERC-URF in (Oceanography, Dalhousie)
  • NSERC-PDF  (Dalhousie & Marine Ecology Lab, BIO)
  • NSERC-PhD Scholar and McConnell Fellow (McGill)
  • Canadian Society of Zoology Cameron Award – Outstanding PhD Thesis in Canada.
  • American Fisheries Society – Student Award of Merit