North and Nunavut - FWI
(Université du Québec à Montréal)
Tel: 204-983-5130 Fax: 204-983-2403
Pierre Richard joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1981, as a marine mammal management biologist in the Central Arctic Region. As part of his work, he conducted stock assessment research on beluga, narwhal and walrus. He has been a research scientist in the stock assessment section of Arctic Research Division since 2000.
Pierre Richard's research focus over the last 23 years was largely on population assessment of Canadian Arctic odontocete cetaceans (belugas and narwhals), including hunter kill biological sampling, population census surveys and, in the last ten years, studies of movement and habitat use patterns using satellite tracking and time-depth recording. In the last five years, he has also been developing and running stochastic population models for risk analysis of hunt management in the context of the precautionary approach and co-management of Arctic cetaceans.
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