Daniel Pauly is a fisheries biologist and Professor at the
Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia (UBC).
He is also the Principal Science Adviser of the FishBase
Project hosted by the International Centre for Living Aquatic
Resource Management (ICLARM). Dr. Pauly has taught fish
population dynamics in four languages in: Europe, Africa,
Asia and Latin America at F.A.O. or university-sponsored
areas of research are: tropical fisheries management and
comparative studies of growth and related processes in wild
and cultivated fish. "What I've been trying to do is
to help make tropical fisheries research an important part
of fisheries science by accounting for the biological differences
between tropical and temperate fish, and the socio-economic
differences in the fisheries exploiting the stocks".
Putting localized research in a broader context is an area
which particularly fascinates him: "We need to use
the specific to generalize about world wide patterns especially
in our time of global changes".
Pauly has authored, co-authored and co-edited well over
300 scientific articles, reports and books. Two books On
the Sex of Fishes and the Gender of Scientist: a Collection
of Essays in Fisheries Science (Chapman and Hall, 1994)
and Méthodes pour l'évaluation des ressources
halieutiques (Cépaduès-Éditions, 1997)
summarizes much previous work, as does his articles on the
"Primary Production Required to Sustain Global Fisheries
Catches" (Nature March 16, 1995), and "Fishing
Down Marine Food Webs (Science, February 6, 1998).
Harrell, URE OMS Research Student