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Nancy L. Shackell
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Nancy Shackell (Canada) is a research scientist at Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia, working for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).  Her research supports DFO’s core responsibilities of managing sustainable fisheries and conserving aquatic ecosystems. Throughout her career, she has used ecological theory to understand patterns in harvested fisheries and marine ecosystems. Her research themes include climate change, biodiversity conservation, marine protected areas, spatial ecology and how such information can be applied in an oceans management framework. She co-led the Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program in Canada’s Atlantic Basin, coordinating scientific research necessary to identify climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, to refine applied ocean modelling and to develop adaptation tools for vulnerable coastal regions.

Areas of Expertise:

Biodiversity conservation

Species distribution modelling

Spatial ecology

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