Dr. Anna Metaxas

Professor

2010-Present
Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ongoing activities:

TEACHING

2001-       Deep Sea Biology (OCEA 4370/5370), Dalhousie University
present

2016-       Honours Class in Ocean Sciences (OCEA 4200), Dalhousie University
present

2018-       Conversations with Ocean Scientists (OCEA 1001), Dalhousie University
present

INVITED LECTURES                       

  • 1994- Biology Honours Class (BIOL 4900), Dalhousie University
  • 1996- Larval Ecology, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
  • 1999- Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Biology (BIOL 5061), Dalhousie University
  • Communication Skills (BIOL 5700), Dalhousie University
  • 2000- Introduction to Biological Oceanography (OCEA 5140), Dalhousie University
  • Benthic Ecology (OCEA 5330), Dalhousie University
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Biology (BIOL 5061), Dalhousie University
  • 2001- Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Biology (BIOL 5061), Dalhousie University
  • Marine Geoscience (ERTH 2400), Dalhousie University
  • Marine Geoscience (ERTH 2400), Dalhousie University
  • 2004-Physical Geography of the Oceans (GPY305), Saint Mary’s University
  • Marine Geoscience (ERTH 2400), Dalhousie University
  • 2006- Applied Aquatic Ecology (ENVT 4601), University of Western Australia
  • 2008- Marine Ecology (BIOL 3761), Dalhousie University
  • 2005-present International Ocean Institute Training Programme, Dalhousie University
  • Sustainability Capstone and Honours class (SUST4000/4900), Dalhousie University
  • 2011- CAMPUS DO MAR TV, University of Vigo, Spain
  • (http://tv.campusdomar.es/series/56142a6e1f56a88005b66f00) (~3,700 views)
  • 2013-2015 Conversations with Ocean Scientists (OCEA 1000), Dalhousie University
  • 2013, 2016 TOSST/HOSST Halifax Summer School, Dalhousie University

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

  • 24th Annual Session, Council, International Seabed Authority – Delegate (Jul 2018)
  • Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative, Advisory Board – Member (2018-present)
  • International Seabed Authority, Steering Committee for “International Workshop on developing Regional Environmental Management Plans”, Szczecin, Poland, June 2018
  • Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative, Working Group on Decade of Deep-Ocean Science, 2018-present
  • Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative, Working Group on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction, 2018-present
  • Deep-Sea Biology Society Mentoring Group – Mentor (Jan 2018-present)
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea – Working Group on Deep-Water Ecology, 2017-present
  • Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative, Working Group on Oil & Gas, 2015- present
  • Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative, Working Group on Capacity Development, 2015- present
  • Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative, Working Group on Minerals, 2015- present
  • InterRidge, Working Group on “Ecological Connectivity and Resilience”, 2015-2018 (Chair)
  • Scientific Committee, World Conference of Marine Biodiversity IV, Montréal, Québec, Canada, May 2018 (Co-chair)
  • Scientific Committee, 6th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals, Boston, Massachussetts, September 2016
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Excellence Cluster Future Ocean, GEOMAR-CAU (Member: 2013-2015)
  • United Nations, Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, Pool of Experts (Member: 2013-present)
  • Steering Committee, Deep Sea Biology Society (Member: 2012- 2014)
  • Scientific Committee, 5th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-based Ecosystems, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, August 2013 (Chair)
  • “Biodiversity in Ocean Spatial Planning” theme, “Life in a Changing Ocean” international project. (Invited member: 2011-2012)
  • “International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-sea Ecosystems” (INDEEP) (Chair: Population Connectivity Working Group) (2010-present)
  • Scientific Committee, 4th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-based Ecosystems, Okinawa, Japan, June 2009 (Invited member)
  • Vent Ecology working group, InterRidge (Invited member: 2008-2014)
  • RIDGE 2000 Steering Committee (Invited member: 2004-2008)
  • International Steering Committee on “The Census of Marine Life” project: “Biogeography of Chemosynthetic Ecosystems (ChEss)” (Invited member: 2002-2010)
  • Biological Studies Committee, InterRidge (Invited member: 2000-2007)

NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

  • “Eastern Shore Islands Area of Interest” Advisory Committee, DFO Maritimes (2018-present)
  • MPA Network Technical Working Group ad hoc member, DFO Maritimes (2015-present)
  • “Canadian Healthy Oceans Network II” NSERC Strategic Network, Member of Scientific Advisory Committee and Theme Leader (2015-2020)
  • 2020 Vision of Canada’s Oceans Dialogue, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Member of Steering Committee (2012-2013)
  • Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology, Collaborative Research and Training
  • Experience Program, Co-director (2013-2014)
  • Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility, Board of Directors, Member (2012-present)
  • NEPTUNE Canada, Science Planning Committee, Member (2011-2014)
  • “Canadian Healthy Oceans Network” NSERC Strategic Network, Member of Scientific Advisory Committee and Theme Leader (2008-2013)
  • Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility User Committee, Member (2009-present)
  • Centre for Marine Biodiversity, Assistant Executive Director (2007-2010, 2010-2013)
  • Endeavour Marine Protected Area Advisory Committee, Fisheries and Oceans (2007-present)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Ship Time Allocation Committee (2006-2009)
  • “Discovery Corridor of Biodiversity” Steering Committee (Member: 2005-2012)
  • Huntsman Award in Oceanography Selection Committee (Member: 2003-2009; Chair: 2008)

INVITED INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • Deep-Ocean North Atlantic Fisheries Organization Scientific Council Working Group on Ecosystem Science and Assessment, 10th Meeting, NAFO Headquarters, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, November 2017
  • Workshop on “The design of Impact Reference Zones and Preservation Reference Zones in deep-sea mining contract areas”, International Seabed Authority, Berlin, Germany, September 2017
  • Workshop on “Deep-Sea Environmental Impact Assessments and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems”, Deep-Sea Conservation Coalition, University of Maine, Walpole, Maine, USA, August 2017
  • Workshop “To evaluate whether all active hydrothermal vents should be protected from mining”, International Climate Initiative (German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety) and NIVA, Oslo, Norway, May 2017
  • Writing workshop, Deep–Ocean Stewardship Initiative, “To evaluate and review the UN International Seabed Authority draft Environmental regulations for exploitation of minerals”, US Kaplan Foundation & Pew Foundation, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA, February 2017
  • Workshop “Strategic Environmental Management Plan for the Atlantic Ocean (SEMPIA): Validating the scientific approach”, European Commission, Sintra, Portugal, November 2016
  • Focus Group, “Towards 2020 targets and beyond: Evidence-based adaptive management of MPAs in Canada”, International Marine Conservation Congress, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, July 2016 (Chair/Organizer)
  • Capacity Development Workshop in “Biodiversity and connectivity of deep-sea ecosystems in areas targeted by deep-sea mining”, Population Connectivity working group, International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-sea Ecosystems, Swakopmund, Namibia, April 2016 (Leader/Organizer)
  • Workshop “Chemosynthetic Ecosystems at a Crossroads”, US Kaplan Foundation, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA, September 2015
  • Workshop “Towards the development of a Strategic Environmental Management Plan for deep seabed mineral exploration and exploitation in the Atlantic basin”, International Seabed Authority, Horta, Portugal, June 2015
  • Workshop on “Identifying practical spatial management and mitigation strategies for the mining of SMS deposits”, VentBase 2014, NIWA, Wellington, New Zealand, April 2014
  • Workshop on the identification of deep-sea colonizers, International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-sea Ecosystems, Southampton, United Kingdom, June 2013 (Organizer)
  • “International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-sea Ecosystems” (INDEEP) workshop, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA, December 2010 (Chair: Connectivity Theme)
  • Census of Marine Life 2010, A Decade of Discovery, London, United Kingdom, October 2010
  • RIDGE 2000 Community Meeting. “Mantle to Microbe: Integrated Studies at Oceanic Spreading Centers”. Portland, Oregon, USA, March 2008 (Invited presentation)
  • RIDGE 2000 Theoretical Institute. “Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Oceanic Spreading Centers: Magma to Microbe”. Mammoth Lakes, California, June 2006 (Invited discussion leader)
  • RIDGE 2000 workshop to address and set priorities for US research at Ridge Integrated Study Sites for the next decade. Boulder, Colorado, November 2003. “Research at Endeavour: a Canadian perspective” (Invited presentation)
  • Commission Internationale pour l’ Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée: Workshop on Gaps in Mediterranean Deep Sea Biology, Institute of Marine Biology, Heraklion, Greece. July 2003. “Research directions in hydrothermal vent research: a global perspective” (Invited presentation and panel member)
  • 1st meeting of the ChEss (The Census of Marine Life) International Steering Committee, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA. January 2003. “Past accomplishments and future directions of Canadian exploration at chemosynthetic environments”. (Invited presentation)
  • National Science Foundation (USA) Regional Scale Cable Observatory Workshop, Norfolk, Virginia. August 2002.
  • InterRidge Workshop on management and conservation of hydrothermal vent ecosystems. Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.  September 2000.

INVITED NATIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • Joint workshop, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Healthy Oceans Network, “Incorporating Connectivity into Marine Conservation Activities”, Ottawa, Ontario (March 2018)
  • Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, National Capital Region, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, “Considerations for a Framework for Identifying EBSAs in need of protection”, Ottawa, Ontario (February 2017)
  • Joint workshop, Canadian Healthy Oceans Network and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, “Marine ecological connectivity”, Vancouver, British Columbia (January 2017)
  • Joint workshop, World Wildlife Fund and Department of Fisheries and Oceans, “Developing Management Guidance for Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) in Canada’s Marine Waters”, Ottawa, Canada (November 2016)
  • Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Maritimes Region, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, “Design Guidance for a Network of Marine Protected Areas in the Scotian Shelf Bioregion (Part 1)” (July 2016)
  • Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, National Capital Region, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, “Significance of Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe) Research to Marine Conservation within Fisheries and Oceans Canada” (February 2016)
  • Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Centre for Science Advice Pacific, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Peer Review Meeting,Evaluation of Hierarchical Marine Ecological Classification Systems  for Pacific and Maritimes Regions” (September 2015)
  • Maritimes Region Center for Science Advice, Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Assessment of Human Impacts in the Coastal Zone of Eastern Nova Scotia: Application of the Maritimes Region Ecosystem Approach to Management Framework (November 2012)
  • Maritimes Regional Science Advisory Process, Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Marine Protected Areas Network Planning in the Scotian Shelf Bioregion (March 2012)
  • Maritimes Region Science Workshop, Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Ecosystem Research Initiative: (ERI) Synthesis: How can Ecosystem Research Initiative results be incorporated into management processes and advice? (November 2011)
  • “Canadian Census of Marine Life: Three Oceans of Biodiversity” national workshop. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. October 2004
  • “Discovery Corridor of Biodiversity” regional workshop. Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. October 2004