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2012 Rachel Carson Lecture by Ian Cowx
The 2012 Rachel Carson Lecture, "Paradigm shifts in freshwater fish conservation: moving towards the ecosystem services concept" was delivered by
Ian Cowx on Dec. 12, 2012 in the Red Cedar Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus.
As a fisheries ecologist, Cowx is known for his blend of research and teaching and for being a dynamic advocate for the scientific understanding and management of the world’s freshwater fisheries.
A professor of applied fisheries science and director of Hull International Fisheries Institute at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, Cowx has trained more than 30 Ph.D. and 300 master’s students from more than 80 countries. His current research focuses on fish capture techniques, stock assessment for management purposes, rehabilitation of inland fisheries and aquatic resource management planning.
He has worked with international organizations to advance the ecology, sustainability and prosperity of freshwater ecosystems, including the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission, European Union and the World Bank.
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