Thierry Chopin, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Biology
University of New Brunswick, Canada
Thierry Chopin was born and educated in France. He obtained his Doctorate from the University of Western Brittany, Brest, France. He moved to Canada in 1989 and is presently Professor in the Biology Department at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
As a member of the Institute for Coastal Marine Science and the Centre for Environmental and Molecular Algal Research, his work focuses on the ecophysiology and biochemistry of seaweeds of commercial value and the development of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems for environmental sustainability (biomitigation), economic stability (product diversification and risk reduction), and social acceptability (better management practices).
Chopin has published 67 papers, 15 book chapters, 217 abstracts, 1 English/French DVD, and had 231 contacts with the media (magazine articles, newspapers, radio, TV interviews, and documentaries). He is Past President of the Aquaculture Association of Canada and of the Phycological Society of America, and is current President of the International Seaweed Association. He is an advisor to the International Foundation for Science, in Stockholm, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Aquaculture International. Chopin is also Honorary Vice-Consul of France and Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques of France.
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