Area of Expertise:
Dr. Ian Perry is a senior research scientist with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island. His research expertise includes the effects of the environment on larval, juvenile and adult stages of finfish and invertebrates; the structure and function of marine ecosystems; ecosystem- based approaches to the management of marine resources; the human dimensions of marine ecosystem changes; methods for providing scientific advice for new and developing fisheries; and scientific leadership of international and inter-governmental programs on marine ecosystems and global change.
Dr. Perry currently heads the Ecosystem Approaches Program at the Pacific Biological Station, and is one of two co-leads for the DFO Strait of Georgia Ecosystem Research Initiative. The goals of this initiative were to increase understanding of how the Strait of Georgia ‘works’, how it is changing, and to develop the bases for an ecosystem approach to its management. He was the Chair of the international Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC) program, whose goal was to understand how global change will affect the abundance, diversity and productivity of marine populations, and is a past Chief Scientist and Chair of the Science Board for the North Pacific Marine Science Organisation (PICES). He is an Adjunct Professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia, and has taught courses on fisheries oceanography at universities in Canada, Chile, and Portugal. He is a past Editor for the scientific journal Fisheries Oceanography, is presently an Associate Editor for the journal Ecology and Society, and is a member of the Editorial Boards for Fisheries Oceanography and Current opinion in Environmental Sustainability.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Young, Kelly; Galbraith, Moira; and Perry, Ian, “Zooplankton variability in the Northern Salish Sea over the past 3 decades, and relationships with Coho salmon” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 403. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/403
Esenkulova, Svetlana; Suchy, Karyn; Perry, Ian; Young, Kelly; Costa, Maycira; Flagg, Ryan; Galbraith, Moira; and Pearsall, Isobel, “Seasonal dynamics of oceanographic conditions, phytoplankton, and zooplankton in the Malaspina Strait, Strait of Georgia” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 376.
Perry, R.I. In revision. An integrated analysis of the marine social-ecological system of the Strait of Georgia, Canada, over the past four decades, and development of a regime shift index. Progress in Oceanography
Araujo, H.A., Holt, C., Curtis, J., Perry, R.I., Irvine, J., Michielsens, C. Submitted. Building an ecosystem model using mismatched and fragmented data: a probabilistic network of early marine survival for coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch in the Strait of Georgia. Progress in Oceanography
Ommer, R.E., Perry, R.I. Murray, G., Neis, B. 2012. Social–ecological dynamism, knowledge, and sustainable coastal marine fisheries. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4: 316-322.
Perry, R.I., Ommer, R.E., Barange, M., Jentoft, S., Neis, B., Sumaila, U.R. 2011. Marine social- ecological responses to environmental change and the impacts of globalization. Fish and Fisheries 12: 427–450.
Perry, R.I. Potential impacts of climate change on marine capture fisheries: an update. 2011. Agricultural Science, Cambridge 149: 63–75.
Perry, R.I., Ommer, R.E., Barange, M., Werner, F. 2010. The challenge of adapting marine social-ecological systems to the additional stress of climate change. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2:356–363.
Barange, M., Cheung, W., Merino, G. and Perry, R.I. 2010. Modelling the potential impacts of climate change and human activities on the sustainability of marine resources. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2:326–333