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Peter G. Wells

Dalhousie University
Adjunct Professor / Senior Research Fellow

Peter G. Wells is an Adjunct Professor in the Marine Affairs Program and a Senior Research Fellow of the International Ocean Institute at Dalhousie University. He was previously a Senior Research Scientist with Environment Canada. Author or co-author of over 250 scientific publications, Dr. Wells has been an active researcher for over four decades. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recipient of numerous awards, including the 2013 Susan Snow-Cotter Leadership Award from the international Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, he served on numerous national and international technical committees with the US National Academy of Sciences, the OECD, and the United Nations, including chairing the United Nations Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection. He pursues research in marine ecotoxicology and management, issues affecting coastal and oceanic environments, and the use and influence of marine environmental information produced by governmental bodies.