CFER Research Chair Candidate Presentations Underway
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Marine Institute, Memorial University and wider community are invited to attend the presentations by the two candidates for the Research Chair in Marine Fisheries Ecosystems Dynamics in the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research.

Each candidate will give a presentation and engage in a discussion about their research interests and focus and what they hope to achieve as Research Chair at the Marine Institute.

Dr. Jonathan Fisher
Research Presentation
10:30 – 12:00 pm NDT, Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Webex Link
Topic: "Partnerships and technologies expand the scope of marine ecosystem knowledge to improve fisheries sustainability."

Jonathan_AD_FisherDr. Jonathan Fisher is a Research Scientist within the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Dr. Fisher's over-arching research goal is to quantify how environmental conditions, species interactions, and human impacts alter the dynamics and sustainable use of marine populations, communities, and ecosystems.  His research programs are largely focused on fisheries ecosystems of Newfoundland and Labrador and the eastern Canadian Arctic. 

His research programs have advanced through the training of graduate student researchers, involving collaborative research projects with industry, academic, and government partners. 

Before joining the CFER in 2011, Dr. Fisher was a postdoctoral fellow concurrently with Queen’s University and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. 

He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, his MSc from Dalhousie University, and his BSc from Queen’s University.

Dr. Adrian Jordaan
Research Presentation
10:30 – 12:00 pm NDT, Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Webex Link
Topic: "Ecosystem dynamics and environmental decision making: case studies from a fisheries and restoration perspective."adrian jordan

Dr. Adrian Jordaan is the Director of the Gloucester Marine Station and an Associate Professor of Fish Population Ecology and Conservation in the Department of Ecological Conservation. He joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst in September 2012 and began leading the revitalization of the Gloucester Marine Station (GMS) in 2015.

His research employs quantitative modeling and statistical approaches to understand ecological patterns and life processes in marine, near-shore, and freshwater systems. He is particularly interested in the links between ecosystems, the services they provide and resource management.

From an applied perspective, he seeks to understand anthropogenic and natural variation within aquatic and marine animal populations, and help to develop effective regulatory, restoration, and social options for cross boundary ecosystem-based management.

A critical part of this research focus is the engagement of fisheries practitioners and other stakeholders and managers towards finding the “sweet spots” where science can advance sustainability and enhance access to resources.

In this vein, he actively engages as part of his research, the GMS directorship, as appointed member of the New England Fishery Management Council Scientific and Statistical Committee, and representative on the Northeast Region Coordinating Council Assessment Working Group.