Heike K. Lotze,

Department of Biology, Dalhousie University

Heike K. Lotze is a marine ecologist and Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Lotze received her PhD in Biological Oceanography from Kiel University in Germany, and has worked at the Institute for Marine Sciences in Kiel (Germany), Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada), the Alfred-Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven (Germany), and in several international working groups in the United States and Europe. Her research focuses on past, present and future human impacts on marine biodiversity, resource populations, and ocean ecosystems at regional to global scales. She uses a combination of large-scale field surveys, factorial laboratory experiments, historical literature studies, analysis of large data sets, and ecological modeling. Her work has contributed to global research initiatives, including the History (HMAP) and the Future (FMAP) of Marine Animal Populations Programs of the Census of Marine Life. From 2006-2016 she held the Canada Research Chair in Marine Renewable Resources.

Heike K. Lotze

Areas of Expertise

  • marine community ecology
  • ecosystem structure & functions
  • biodiversity
  • human impacts
  • marine conservation & management
  • historical ecology


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