We were very excited to see former CSEE-SCEE President Jeffrey Hutchings elected to the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada in 2015. A professor in Biology at Dalhousie University, Jeffrey Hutchings pioneered the integration of basic fish ecology and evolution with applied population dynamics and conservation biology. He is at the forefront of an uncommon breadth of research: life-history evolution; reproductive strategies; phenotypic plasticity; species recovery; fisheries sustainability. Committed to transparent, objective communication of science to decision-makers, he has chaired or served national and international expert panels and advisory committees, imparting science to parliamentarians, officers of parliament, and society.
The paper arising from Jeffrey Hutchings 2015 CSEE Past President’s address can also be found here: Thresholds for impaired species recovery. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20150654.