Senior Research FellowsIOI-Canada's nine Senior Research Fellows are drawn from a range of ocean-related fields including law, science, fisheries, ICOM, marine security, and information management. Click on the individual profiles below for more details.
Areas of interest: knowledge/information management,
geospatial; new technologies (including social media) in coastal
Areas of interest: evidence-based wildlife conservation,
and reptiles, species at risk, intertidal ecology, experimental
ecology, broad collaboration and communication.
Areas of interest: fisheries and ocean governance;
sustainability and community development; ICOM; ecosystem-based management; decision-making tools;
communicating science to policy-makers and general public.
Areas of interest: marine spatial planning; spatial data
information management; sustainable fisheries certification; oceans
management; area response planning.
SUSANNA DRAKE FULLER, PhD
Areas of interest: Benthic ecosystems; sustainable
resilience; role of civil society in governance; social aspects of
fisheries; high seas protection; oceans law and policy; ecosytem-based
management; species at risk.
Areas of interest: cooperative maritime conflict management; Track Two international relations; human dimensions of maritime security; emergency management in coastal communities; varied historical research.
LARRY HILDEBRAND, PhD
Areas of interest: integrated coastal and ocean
community-based coastal management; coastal and marine spatial
planning; training & capacity-building; institutional dynamics
SUZUETTE SOOMAI, PhD
Areas of interest: fisheries information and governance
TONY GEORGE PUTHUCHERRIL, PhD
Areas of interest: ocean information and science/policy linkages (environmental information - use and influence); marine monitoring; marine pollutants and ecotoxicology; outreach (Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership)