Dr. Richard Beamish

Dr. Richard Beamish, C.M., O.B.C, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.S.C. is an Emeritus Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, B.C. where he served as the Head of the Groundfish Section from 1977-1980 and Director from 1980-1993. He retired in 2011. Dr. Beamish received the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 as a member of the International Panel on Climate Change. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Vancouver Island University.  His research interests have included the discovery of acid rain in North America, new methods of ageing fish that included the discovery that many species of fish were much older than previously thought and discovery of a new lamprey species. He has published over 350 articles and recently was an editor and contributor to the book “The Sea Among Us- The Amazing Strait of Georgia”. In 2018 he was the Editor and contributor to the 1147 page book “The ocean ecology of Pacific salmon and trout” published by the American Fisheries Society

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