Tony Pitcher, University of British Columbia

Professor Zoology Vancouver, British Columbia t.pitcher@fisheries.ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-2368
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From January 1993 to July 2004, Professor Pitcher was the founding Director of the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he holds an appointment as Professor of Fisheries. Currently, he is a visiting Professor at the University of Concepcion, Chile, a member the...

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Bio/Research

From January 1993 to July 2004, Professor Pitcher was the founding Director of the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he holds an appointment as Professor of Fisheries. Currently, he is a visiting Professor at the University of Concepcion, Chile, a member the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Ecology in Ploen, Germany, and External Examiner in the Ecology and Biodiversity Department at The University of Kong Kong. He formerly held appointments Marine Resources Assessment Group at Imperial College, London, UK; Bangor, Wales; Coleraine, Northern Ireland; and the Institut fur Meereskunde, Kiel, Germany. and has worked for a year as a Visting Expert at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. He carried out his bachelors and doctoral degrees at Oxford University. In 2003 he was awarded the Beverton medal for lifetime contributions to the field of fish and fisheries by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles. In 2005, he was awarded The Distinguished Service Award from the American Fisheries Society, for his work as Chair of the Programmme Committee of the 4th World Fisheries Congress.

Professor Pitcher's journal, 'Fish and Fisheries', founded in 2000 and published by Blackwells, was awarded the highest impact Factor (4.976: ISI) in its field in 2006. Previously, he founded the journal 'Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries'(Chapman and Hall) in 1989, and it achieved the highest impact factor (4.2) in the fisheries-related field in 1995.


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