McLaren, Ian Alexander

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McLaren, Ian Alexander

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Ian McLaren is a marine biologist and professor emeritus at Dalhousie University. He was born in Montreal and received his BSc (1952) and MSc at McGill University (1955). He spent summers working on an arctic research vessel and studying marine life in Nunavut. After earning his PhD at Yale in 1961, he taught at McGill from 1963-1966 and joined the Department of Biology at Dalhousie in 1967.

McLaren has published over 100 scientific papers, primarily in the discipline of marine biology, as well as a popular book called All the Birds of Nova Scotia. He has served on national academic grant committees and on the boards of regional and national natural history and conservation organizations including the National Science and Engineering Research Council; the Nova Scotia Institute of Science; the Whales and Whaling Advisory Committee, 1977-1980; and the Eminent Panel on Seal Management, 2000-2001. He was a scientific advisor and/or witness to federal and/or provincial review panels of environmental impact statements, including the Hibernia (1985) and the Sable Offshore Energy Project (1997).


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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. Department of Biology (1931-)

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Ian Alexander McLaren is professor emeritus of biology at Dalhousie University

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