Colin Levings

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Colin Levings

Adjunct Professor

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Colin Levings is a retired DFO Research Scientist affiliated with the Pacific Science Enterprise Centre in West Vancouver, British Columbia. He has a BSc and MSc in Zoology and Fisheries from UBC and a PhD in Biological Oceanography from Dalhousie University. He has co-supervised graduate students at UBC working on aquatic ecosystem and fisheries problems in BC ranging from invasive species to marine protected areas to estuarine habitat restoration and collaborated with overseas colleagues on estuarine studies in Norway, Japan, and Korea. Colin is working on reviews, reporting past data, mentoring, and currently serves on advisory boards for DFO and the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Science Education Centre in Gibsons, BC. He is also interested in historical ecology. He has a paper in press on how technology facilitated an overfishing crisis for Pacific Ocean perch and another on iconic marine ecologist Ed Ricketts’s work in BC. His book on “Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries Around the World: Adaptations, Habitats and Conservation” was published in 2016 (UBC Press). See for contact link, complete listing of publications (1967-2020), achievements and other biographical information.




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