Robert Eric Scheibling



      Department of Biology
      Dalhousie University
      Halifax, Nova Scotia
      Canada B3H 4J1
      Telephone: (902) 494-2296
      Fax: (902) 494-3736
      email. rescheib@dal.ca



EDUCATION

Ph.D. Marine Sciences, McGill University, Montreal (1979)
B.Sc. McGill University, Montreal (1973)

ACADEMIC/RESEARCH POSITIONS

  • Professor, Dept of Biology, Dalhousie Univ. (1992-present)

  • Associate Professor, Dept of Biology, Dalhousie Univ. (1987-92)

  • Assistant Professor & NSERC University Research Fellow, Dept of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax (1982-87)

  • Visiting Fellow, Univ. of Western Australia, Perth & Visiting Lecturer, Univ. of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (1989)

  • Research Scientist, Fisheries Research Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Wellington, New Zealand. (1981-82)

  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa (1980-81)

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  • Professor, Dalhousie Univ. Population and community ecology of rocky intertidal/ subtidal habitats (1982-present, see Research)

  • Visiting Scientist, Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos. Impact of 1997/98 El Nino on macroalgae and marine iguanas (1998-99)

  • Consultant, Sea Urchin Aquaculture Research Limited. Development of cage culture techniques for sea urchins in Nova Scotia (1996-97)

  • Visiting Scientist, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Fort Pierce, Florida, & Caribbean Marine Research Center, Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas. Fertilization ecology of a tropical seastar. (1995-97)

  • Visiting Scientist, Bellairs Research Institute, Barbados . Community dynamics of sea grass beds. (1994)

  • Visiting Scientist, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia. Predator-prey interactions on coral reefs in the Houtman Abrolhos. (1994)

  • Consultant, Jacques Whitford Environment Ltd. Impact assessement design for proposed bridge between Nova Scotia and PEI (1993)

  • Visiting Scientist, Marine Biological Workshop, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Population ecology of giant limpets. (1991)

  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Marine Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Reproductive strategy in asexual sea stars. (1989-91)<>br>

  • Visiting Professor, Dept of Zoology, University of Western Australia, & Research Associate, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia. Grazer-algal interactions on intertidal reef platforms. (1989)

  • Visiting Scientist, Bellairs Research Institute, Barbados. Stock assessment of sea urchins (1985-88)

  • Visiting Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. Recruitment and competitive interactions of sea urchins (1984)

  • Research Scientist, Fisheries Research Division, Ministry Agriculture & Fisheries, Wellington, NZ. Population dynamics of squid (1981-82)

  • Adjunct Asst Prof. & Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology Dept., Univ. South Florida, Tampa. Reproductive strategies of sea stars. (1980-81)

  • Graduate Research, Marine Sciences Centre, McGill Univ. & West Indies Laboratory, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Ecology of a Caribbean sea star Oreaster reticulatus. (1974-79)

    RESEARCH FUNDING (1994-present)

  • NSERC Research Grant. Species invasions and the ecology of rocky subtidal communities. $330,000. (2002-07)

  • NSERC Equipment Grant. Underwater Digital Video Camera. $17,850. (2002)

  • DFO Contribution Agreement. Invasions of macroalgae on the Scotian Shelf. $50,000. (2001-02)

  • DFO Youth Internship Program. Invasion ecology of Codium fragile. $12,000. (2001-02)

  • NSERC Research Grant. Species invasions and the ecology of rocky subtidal communities. $210,000. (1997-01)

  • NSERC Equipment Grant. Research vehicle . $30,000. (1999-00)

  • DFO Youth Internship Program. Invasion ecology of Codium fragile. $12,000. (1999-00)

  • DFO Youth Internship Program. Dietary studies of scallops. $12,000 (1998-99)

  • National Undersea Research Program, NOAA, USA. Reproductive success, larval dispersal and recruitment of an endangered sea star $36,673. (1996-97)

  • DFO/NSERC Science Subvention Program. Harvesting strategies for a sustainable sea urchin fishery. $26,000. (1994-96)

  • NSERC Research Grant. Sea urchin population dynamics and the structure of rocky subtidal communities. $114,195. (1993-97)

  • NSERC Networks of Centres of Excellence Program: Ocean Production Enhancement Network. Movement and mortality of juvenile scallops. $445,570. (1990-94)

    TEACHING

    Current Courses

  • Field Ecology (BIOL 3016)

  • Methods in Ecology (BIOL 3615)

  • Scientific Diving Methods in Marine Ecology (BIOL 3680)

  • Marine Ecology (BIOL 3761)

  • Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis (BIOL 4061/5061)

  • Honours Students Supervised

  • Graduate Students Supervised

  • Postdoctoral Research Associates:

  • Jones, Gwyneth M. Pathology of sea urchin disease. 1984-1985.

  • Hatcher, Bruce G. Movement and mortality of juvenile sea scallops. 1990-93

  • Ricciardi, Anthony. Aquatic invasion ecology. 1999-2001

  • Balch Toby. Ecosystem dynamics of the rocky subtidal zone. 2000-2001

  • Gagnon Patrick. Mapping of shallow, temperate, marine coastal communities using remote sensing and GIS technologies. 2004-

    ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS (1996-present)

  • 2000- Chair, Appointments and Awards Committee, Biology Dept, Dalhousie

  • 1998- Coordinator, Graduate Modules, Biology Dept, Dalhousie

  • 1996-97 Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Biology Dept, Dalhousie.

  • 1996- Technical and Academic Sevices Committee, Biology Dept, Dalhousie.

  • 1996- Animal Users Committee, Life Sciences Centre, Dalhousie.

  • 1996- University Diving Safety Committee, Dalhousie

  • ADVISORY POSITIONS

  • Member: College of Reviewers, NSERC Canada Research Chairs Program

    External PhD Examiner (Univ. of Sydney, Laval Univ., Univ. of New Brunswick, Univ. of Maine)

  • Referee: Various journals (e.g., Ecology, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., Mar. Biol., J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., Coral Reefs, Aquaculture), book chapters, and conference proceedings

  • Referee: Research Grant Proposals (NSERC, NSF, NOAA National Undersea Research Program, NATO Collaborative Grants, Sea Grant)

  • Interviewee: various news media (CBC, CTV, Discovery, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Globe & Mail) and magazines (Atlantic Insight, Oceans, Equinox)


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