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June 8, 2020

Posted by Communications and Marketing on June 8, 2020

With today being World Oceans Day, we have put together a list of Dalhousie faculty who can speak on a number of important topics related to the health and wellness of marine life, oceanic ecosystems and marine conservation, as well as some of the key issues facing our oceans and ocean research. 

Importance of ocean research and key issues facing oceans researchers and their work 
Dalhousie Expert:
Dr. Anya Waite, Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute & Dalhousie University Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean)
Research Interests: Nitrogen fluxes in polar oceans and particle dynamics in mesoscale eddies
Contact Information: To set up an interview with Dr. Waite, please contact Mary-Jane Webber at mjwebber@dal.ca or 902-219-1555.

Educating youth about marine life, oceanic ecosystems and marine conservation
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Boris Worm, Department of Biology. 
Research Specialties: Marine biodiversity, its causes, conservation, marine sanctuaries, management of marine ecosystems.
Contact: bworm@dal.ca and 902-494-2478/902-210-8330.

Impacts of plastics in the oceans and what can be done to address them
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Tony Walker, Assistant Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies.
Research Specialties: Biodiversity conservation, freshwater and marine systems, health and environmental justice, Industrial sustainability, urban and regional issues. 
Contact: trwalker@dal.ca and 902-494-4478.

Ocean noise and marine life
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. David Barclay, Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography
Research Specialties: 
Oceanography, physical oceanography, ambient noise, acoustical oceanography, sediment acoustics, oceanographic instrumentation, and deep Ocean trenches
Contact: dbarclay@dal.ca,  and 902-494-4164.

We have also added a new expert and topics to our COVID-19 expert list. For the full listing, please visit our Media Centre

Employer and employee change - shorter workweeks, productivity, basic income and the Canadian Employee Resource Benefit 
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Karen Foster, Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Research Specialties: Economy, work and development, knowledge, science and expertise, political economy, research methods, rural communities, social policy, social statistics and Atlantic Canada