Selina Heppell

Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, USA.

Dósent við Oregon State University í Bandaríkjunum.

I devote most of my research to some of the oldest and slowest-growing animals in the sea: sea turtles, sharks, sturgeon, and U.S. west coast rockfish (scientifically known as Sebastes, which means "magnificent"). These marine animals commonly share three traits: long lifespans, late age at maturity, and threats from overharvest. I primarily use computer models and simulations to help us understand how populations respond to human impacts and to guide research and management policy towards their recovery. I am particularly interested in how these animals will respond to climate change and increasing human populations on our coastlines, and in finding ways to protect species and habitats while supporting local fisheries. My current teaching at Oregon State University includes courses on Marine Conservation Biology, Introduction to Population Dynamics, and Ecology and Management of Marine Fishes. I am Chair of the Ecosystem Management Subcommittee for the Science and Statistical Committee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, a member of the Science and Technical Advisory Committee for Oregon's Ocean Policy Advisory Council, and a member of the Marine Turtle Specialists Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.



Sea turtles, sharks, sturgeon, and U.S. west coast rockfish.

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