Boris Worm

Principal Investigator, FMAP
Biology Department
Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford St.
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Phone: 902-494-2478

Boris Worm is a marine biologist and Associate Professor at the Biology Department, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research currently focuses on the ecosystem effects of fishing, associated changes in marine biodiversity, and the conservation of marine ecosystems on a regional and global scale. Large predators are of particular interest to him, particularly tuna, billfish and sharks. Dr. Worm has authored more than 70 research papers on these subjects, many of them published in top-ranking international science journals, and featured numerous times by media outlets worldwide. Dr. Worm has also received numerous national and international awards, most recently a 2011 E.W.R. Steacie Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), and a 2010 Excellence Professorship in Marine Science from the Petersen Foundation (Germany).