Andy Rosenberg to deliver first Ransom A. Myers Lecture in Science and Society
Oct 03, 2008
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
|Where||Ondaatje Auditorium, McCain building, Dalhousie University|
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Ransom (RAM) Myers was a world renowned fisheries scientist and advocate for marine conservation who taught and conducted research at Dalhousie. He died in March 2007. This lecture series has been organized by his family, colleagues and former students as one way to continue his legacy of science and its relevance and relationship to society.
The inaugural lecture will be given by Ram's friend and colleague, Andy Rosenberg, Professor at the University of New Hampshire and former Deputy Director of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). He has served as the U.S. representative to international organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO). With his expertise in marine biology and marine resource conservation, he has earned recognition from such diverse organizations as the U.S. Coast Guard and the World Wildlife Fund.
Dr. Rosenberg's lecture will focus on the future of fisheries given the challenges that are facing the industry, nations and the public. These challenges include ending overfishing, changing the direction of fisheries management, creating a new governance approach to the ocean, and confronting the reality of climate change.
The lecture will be followed by a festive reception.
First annual RAM lecture on Science and Society:
"The Future of Fisheries: Science, Policy and Societal Challenges" by Dr. Andrew Rosenberg from the University of New Hampshire.
Please feel free to print and post this poster promoting the lecture.