Biological Oceanography: Plankton Ecology Research at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography 1962-2012
Ecological research on plankton has been conducted at Bedford Institute of Oceanography for more than 50 years. From 1962-2012, the overarching goals remained as originally envisioned by the founders: “to describe pathways and to measure amounts and rates of energy transfer in marine biological communities; and to study the structure and degree of organization of biological systems in the sea”. Here, a narrative is presented that links the initial exploration of various new oceanographic vistas, the subsequent building of conceptual and methodological foundations, the consequent reductionistic examination of processes and mechanisms, the emergent synthesis of system description, and the challenge towards ecological futures.
BILL LI is DFO Scientist Emeritus at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. During his career, he conducted biological oceanographic research on the Scotian Shelf, the Labrador Sea, in eastern Canadian Arctic waters, the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean.
Judith Perry - lucky winner of the door prize, the book "Voyage of Discovery".
Public lecture series
Originally named Special Lectures, the series was renamed in 2012 to honour the late Dr. Ken Rozee, an outstanding microbiologist, a noted university professor, historian, mentor, and friend, widely recognized for his contributions to research and teaching. A former president of SCANS, Ken was always interested in sharing his science, his love of history and his other interests with students young and old. The name "Memorial Lectures" was changed to "Public Lectures" in 2016. These lectures serve to honour all recently-deceased SCANS members. A list of the past public lectures held in HRM is available here.