Andrew Bakun, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries
Pew Institute of Ocean Science
Miami, Florida, USA
Andrew Bakun is a Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries at the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, which is part of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He has more than 40 years of experience in marine ecosystem research within a variety of national and international agencies, and private academic institutions.
In the early1960s, he spent more than two years on the International Indian Ocean Expedition. He later worked 22 years for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7 years for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2 years with the French governmental scientific agency, IRD, and a year with the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction at Columbia University, before finally taking up his current professorship in Miami where he has been for the past 5 years.
As part of his U.S. Government service, he served nine years (1983-1992) as Director of the NOAA-NMFS Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory in Monterey California. Bakun is recognized as a leading expert in climatic effects on the population dynamics of exploited fish populations, and on the ecology and function of small pelagic fishes in upwelling ecosystems. He has served on numerous international and national scientific advisory panels and has written extensively on fisheries, oceanography, and marine ecology.
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