Narragansett, R.I. -- October 15, 2003 -- The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting at the University of Rhode Island will present a public lecture on "Marine Fisheries: Global Trends and Ecosystem Impacts" on Monday, October 27, at 11 a.m. in Corless Auditorium on the URI Bay Campus, South Ferry Road, Narragansett.
The lecture will be presented by Dr. Daniel Pauly, Professor of Fisheries and Acting Director, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia. Pauly will discuss how the world's fisheries are destroying the ecosystems in which they are embedded and speculate on the long-term forecast for these fisheries.
Pauly is the principal investigator of the Sea Around Us Project (www.saup.fisheries.ubc.ca), devoted to studying the impact of fisheries on the world's marine ecosystems. He has authored numerous books, scientific papers, and reports and has developed scientific computer software in use throughout the world, including FishBase, an online encyclopedia of fishes (www.fishbase.org).
Born in Paris and raised in Switzerland, Pauly earned a doctorate in fisheries biology in 1979 at the University of Kiel, Germany. He joined the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) in Manila in 1979 and the faculty of the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, in 1994. Pauly has received many awards and honors and this year was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
The Metcalf Institute was established in 1997 with an endowment from the foundations of three news organizations: A.H. Belo Corporation, owner of the Dallas Morning News and parent company of The Providence Journal, The Providence Journal Company, and the Philip Graham Fund, the foundation of The Washington Post. Additional funding was provided by the Telaka Foundation. The Environmental Reporting Fellowships are funded by The Providence Journal Foundation and the Sharpe Family Foundation. The institute was established with the intent of helping journalists become better informed about science and research and to strengthen communication between journalists and scientists. For more information, call (401) 874-6211.