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Seminar – Richard Merrick – Cancelled
January 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Marine Resource Management in a Changing Climate
Richard Merrick, NOAA
Reception and informal discussion: 4pm-5pm
Dr. Merrick began serving as Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor with NOAA Fisheries in 2011. In this capacity, he leads efforts to provide the science needed to support sustainable fisheries and ecosystems and to continue the Nation’s progress in ending overfishing, rebuilding fish populations, saving critical species, and preserving vital habitats. As the head of scientific operations, Dr. Merrick directs NOAA’s six regional Fisheries Science Centers. He joined NOAA Fisheries in 1985 as a marine mammal staff scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. In 1997, he transferred to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, where he initially served as Branch Chief for Protected Species, and then as Chief of the Resource Evaluation and Assessment Division. He has led various regional and national efforts to improve fishery and protected resources science, and has broad experience in dealing with a wide variety of controversial fishery and protected species issues. Dr. Merrick’s holds a Ph.D. in Fisheries from the University of Washington; M.S. degrees in Biological Oceanography and in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University; and an M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University.
Co-sponsored by: School of Marine Sciences, Maine Sea Grant, Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, and Climate Change Institute