Christopher T. Taggart

Professor (Retired)



  • 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 


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)


  • Óskarsson, GJ, Taggart, CT, Stephenson, RL. 2016. Fecundity and reproductive potential of Scotia-Fundy summer- and autumn-spawning herring (Clupea harengus L). Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3182: 7 + 27 p.
  • DeVanna Fussell, KM, Smith, REH, Fraker, ME, Boegman L, Frank, KT, Miller, TJ, Tyson, JT, Arend, KK, Boisclair, D, Guildford, SJ, Hecky, RE, Höök, TO, Jensen, OP, Llopiz, JK, May, CJ, Najjar, RG, Rudstamn, LG, Taggart, CT, Rao, YR, Ludsin, SA. 2016. A perspective on needed research, modeling, and management approaches that can enhance Great Lakes fisheries management under changing ecosystem conditions. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 2016.
  • Broell, F, Taylor, AD, Litvak, MK, Bezanson, A, Taggart, CT. 2016. Post-tagging behaviour and habitat use in shortnose sturgeon measured with high frequency accelerometer and PSATs. Animal Biotelemetry. 4:11. doi:10.1186/s40317-016-0103-x.
  • Reimer, J, Gravel, C, Brown, MW, Taggart, CT. 2016. Mitigating vessel strikes:The problem of the peripatetic whales and the peripatetic fleet. Marine Policy. 68:91-99. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2016.02.017.
  • Broell, F, Burnell, C, Taggart, CT. 2016. Measuring abnormal movements in free-swimming fish with accelerometers: implications for quantifying tag and parasite load. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:695-705. doi: 10.1242/jeb.133033.


  • 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