Fonds MS-2-790 - Ian McLaren fonds

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Ian McLaren fonds

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MS-2-790

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  • 1950-2010 (Creation)
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    McLaren, Ian Alexander

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1.8 m of textual records ; 112 MB of electronic records.

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(1931-)

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Ian McLaren was born in Montreal, Quebec. As an undergraduate at McGill he spent summers on an arctic research vessel and spent many years studying marine life in Nunavut. In 1952 he received his B.Sc. and in 1955 his M.Sc. also at McGill. After a PhD at Yale in 1961, he joined the McGill faculty from 1963-1966. and in 1966 came to Dalhousie University to join the Biology Department. McLaren is now retired from Dalhousie University as a professor emeritus of marine biology.
He has published over 100 scientific papers, mostly on marine Biology. He has served on national academic grant committees, and has been chair or was president of regional and national natural history and conservation organizations. Some of these organizations included: the National Science and Engineering Research Council; the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, (Associate Editor from 1981-1986); the Whales and Whaling Advisory Committee, 1977-1980; and has chaired the Eminent Panel on Seal Management, 2000-2001. He was scientific advisor to federal and/or provincial review panels of environmental impact statements including Hibernia (1985). He was expert witness for the Sable Offshore Energy Project (1997).
In 2012, he wrote a book titled: “All the Birds of Nova Scotia”.

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This material was donated by Ian A. McLaren in 2016.

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This fonds contains general correspondence, reports and research material belonging to Dr. Ian McLaren. Dr. McLaren was also a member on various environmental organizations and the fonds also contains minutes, correspondence and reports of these committees or boards.

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