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NIGEL HUSSEY

Principle Investigator

Biology Department, University Of Windsor

nehussey@uwindsor.ca

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Bangor University, Wales, UK.       2009    Marine Science

M.Sc. Bangor University, Wales, UK.       2003    Marine Environmental Protection (Dist.)

TEFL Cardiff University, Wales, UK.        1996    Teaching English as a Foreign Language

B.Sc    Kingston University, London, UK. 1993    Earth Science (Hons.)

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Assistant Professor                                                                                      (2016 - present)

University of Windsor, Biological Sciences

 

Research Associate                                                                                      (2013 - present)

University of Windsor, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research – Ocean Tracking Network

 

Post-doctoral Research Fellow                                                                  (2010 - 2012)

University of Windsor, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research – Ocean Tracking Network

 

Board of Advisors – Bimini Biological Field Station                                  (2012 - present)

 

Advising Member                                                                                         (2013 - present)

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)/Species Survival Commission (SSC) Shark Specialist Group

 

Review Editor                                                                                              (2014 – present)

Frontiers in Marine Science – Marine Megafauna

 

Committee Member                                                                                     (2015 – present)

Ocean Tracking Network Synthesis Output Committee     

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS:

62: Hussey, N.E., Hedges, K.J., Barkley, A. and Fisk, A.T. (2016) Deep-water Arctic ecosystems and developing commercial fisheries. OTN Annual symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

61. Kessel, S.T., Yurkowski, D.J. and Hussey, N.E. (2016) Spatial use of coastal manta rays (Manta alfredi) in Sudan relative to marine reserve boundaries and proximity to a proposed megaresort development. American Elasmobranch Society, New Orleans, US.

 

60. INVITED PLENARY - Hussey, N.E., Béguer, M., Lennox, R., Nguyen, V., Eliason, E., Kessel, S., Lidgard, D., Martins, E. and Auger-Méthé, M. (2016) The Ocean Tracking Network : Management and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. OTN Annual symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

59. Burmaster, C., Whoriskey, F. and Hussey, N.E. (2016) Diving deep with Somniosus microcephalus: Inferring behavior from vertical movements of the Greenland shark. Cameron Conference, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

58. Pedro, S., Fisk, A.T., Ferguson, S., Muir, D., Hussey, N.E., Kessel, S., McKinney, M. (2016) Persistent organic pollutant and mercury levels in marine forage fish: subarctic invaders compared to Arctic residents in the eastern Canadian Arctic, YES.

 

57. Pedro, S., Fisk, A.T., Tomy, G., Muir, D., Hussey, N.E., Kessel, S., McKinney, M. (2015) Mercury levels in invading subarctic forage fish versus arctic forage fish in the eastern Canadian Arctic. SETAC, Salt Lake City, USA.

 

56. Trinidade, J., Hempson, T., Sola, E., Macuio, J., Hussey, N.E., Smale, M. and Marques da Silva, I. (2015) Defining the space use of grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) on Neptunes and Vamizi Island. WIOMSA conference, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

 

55. Kessel, S.T., Hussey, N.E., Cooke, S.J., Heupel, M.R. and Fisk, A.T. (2015) Does the distribution of aquatic telemetry effort, relative to political stability, bias our understanding of global aquatic ecosystems? 3rd International Conference on Fish Telemetry, Halifax, Canada.

 

54. Hussey, N.E., Kessel, S., Aarestrup, K., Cooke, S., Cowley, P., Fisk, A., Harcourt, R., Holland, K., Iverson, S., Kocik, J., Mills Flemming J. and Whoriskey, F. (2015) Aquatic animal telemetry: a panoramic window into the underwater world. 3rd International Conference on Fish Telemetry, Halifax, Canada.

 

53. INVITED PLENARY - Hussey, N.E. (2015) Trophic structure and complexity of marine food webs: insights and implications from stable isotope analysis of marine predators at individual, population and ecosystem scales. 5th Brazilian Congress of Marine Biology, Recife, Brazil.

 

52. Hussey, N.E. (2015) Telemetry tracking and management of sharks in Canadian waters. IMAS ACORN workshop, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

 

51. Barkley, A.N., Hussey, N.E., Hedges, K. and Fisk, A.T. (2015) Seasonal movements of the deepwater flatfish, Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides), in the coastal fjords of Baffin Island. Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Ottawa, Canada.

 

50. Hussey, N.E., Godin, A.C., Walter, R.P., Hedges, K.J., VanGerwen-Toyne, M., Barkley A.N., Kessel, S.T. and Fisk, A.T. (2015). An Arctic Enigma: Where are all the juvenile Greenland sharks? Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Ottawa, Canada.

 

49. DiBattista, F., Saenz-Agudelo, P., Platek, M., Hussey, N.E., Kessel, S., Rocha, L., Bowen, B., Choat, H., Gaither, M., Priest, M., Sinclair-Taylor, T., Braun, C. and Berumen, M. (2014) Genetic connectivity of reef fishes among inshore and offshore reef systems in Sudan and its relationship to neighbouring reefs across the Red Sea. The 3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, Pingtung, Taiwan.

 

48. Fisk, A.T., Kennedy, J., Young, A., McNair-Landry, S., Hyndman, W. and Hussey, N.E. (2014) Arctic charr discoveries and adventures on the sixth largest lake in Canada: Nettilling Lake, Nunavut. Arctic Change 2014, ArcticNet Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

 

47. Ferguson, S.H., Higdon, J.W., Tallman, R.F., Fisk, A.T. and Hussey, N.E. (2014) Shark predation: is this how seal distribution will change with warming? Arctic Change 2014, ArcticNet Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

 

46. McKinney, M.A., Dean, K., Hussey, N.E., Cliff, G., Wintner, S.P., Dudley, S.F.J. and Fisk, A.T. (2014) Levels of mercury in sharks from coastal Indian Ocean waters of South Africa. SETAC, Vancouver, Canada.

 

45. Rodriguez-Cabello, C., Hussey, N.E. and Sanchez, F. (2014) Trophic position of deep-water elasmobranchs in three different deep-water ecosystems. XVIII Symposio Iberico De Estudios De Biologia Marina, Gijon, Spain.

 

44. Davis, B., Hussey, N.E., Campana, S. and Whoriskey, F., (2014) The use of an ecosystem top-predator monitoring system to acoustically track sharks of the Northwest Atlantic and Eastern Arctic Oceans. Sharks International, Durban, South Africa.

 

43. INVITED PLENARY – Hussey, N.E. (2014) The ecological information derived from tissue samples: the power of chemical tracers in elasmobranch ecology. Sharks International, Durban, South Africa.

 

42. Barkley, A., Hussey, N.E., Hedges, K., Ferguson, S., Treble, M. and Fisk, A.T. (2014) Movements of the deepwater flatfish, Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossides), in the coastal fjords of Baffin Island. Ocean tracking Network Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

41. Marcoux, M. Ferguson, S.H., Hussey, N.E., Barkley, A., Fisk, A.T., Simard, Y. (2014) A seasonal examination of species interactions in Scott Inlet – preliminary findings and future research. Ocean tracking Network Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

 

40. INVITED - Hussey, N.E., Ferguson, S., Vagle, S., Dick, T……Fisk, A.T. (2014) The Ocean Tracking Network and the Arctic: Quantifying and tracking the movement of marine animals and their environmental correlates. Webinar – APECS.

 

39. Ferguson, S. H., Higdon, J.W., Tallman, R.F., Fisk, A.T. and Hussey, N.E. (2013) How will pinniped distributions adjust to a warming planet? An argument for top-down trophic change through shark predation. 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

38. Kessel, S.T., Hussey, N.E., Vagle, S., Crawford, R., Ferguson, S. and Fisk A.T. (2013) Residency and distribution of Artic cod (Boreogadus saida) in Resolute Bay, Lancaster Sound. ArcticNet, Halifax, Canada.

 

37. INVITED PLENARY - Fisk, A.T., Hussey, N.E., Vagle, S., Ferguson, S., Dick, T., Matley, J., Whoriskey, F. and Iverson, S. (2013) The Ocean Tracking Network: A global system to quantify and track the movement of marine animals and their environmental correlates. ArcticNet, Halifax, Canada.

 

36. Barkley, A., Hussey, N.E., Bedard, J., Vagle, S., Peklova, I., Webber, D., Hedges, K. and Fisk, A.T. (2013) Seasonal movements of deep-water arctic marine fishes: environmental cues in a cold and dark place. INTECOL Annual conference, London, UK.

 

35. Hussey, N.E., Kessel, S.T., Peterson, S.D., Higdon, J.W., Darwent, J., Lange, H.  and Fisk, A.T. (2013) Shallow water scavenging on marine mammals observed in a deep-water Arctic predator species, the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus). American Elasmobranch Society Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, USA.

 

34. INVITED - Hussey, N.E. (2013) Seasonal movements of a commercially important deep-water Arctic marine fish: Deriving relevant data for ecosystem based fisheries management. Nunavut Wildlife Management Board Meeting, Rankin Inlet, Canadian Arctic.

 

Presentation to support the movement of the Cumberland Sound/OB Fisheries management line.

 

33. Hussey, N.E. (2013) Seasonal movements of a commercially important deep-water Arctic marine fish: Deriving relevant data for ecosystem based fisheries management. Ocean tracking Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

32. Barkley, A., Hussey, N.E., Hedges, K., Treble, M. and Fisk, A.T. (2013) Movement of the deepwater Arctic marine flatfish Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossides) in coastal fjords of Baffin Island. Ocean tracking Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

31. Kessel, S.T., Hussey, N.E., Vagle, S., Crawford, R., Ferguson, S. and Fisk, A.T. (2013) Residency, distribution and interactions of Arctic cod and sculpin in Resolute Bay, Lancaster Sound – Progress Report. Ocean tracking Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

30. Kessel, S.T., Cooke, S.J., Heupel, M.R., Hussey, N.E., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Vagle, S. and Fisk, A.T. (2013) A review of detection range testing in aquatic telemetry studies. Ocean tracking Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

29. Hussey, N.E. and Kessel, S.T. (2012) Conservation and Management of sharks and rays in The Sudan. Shark Conservation in Arabia, Dubai.

 

28. Kessel, S.T., Hussey, N.E., Vagle, S., Ferguson, S. and Fisk, A.T. (2012) Introduction to the Lancaster Sound Arctic OTN component. Ocean Tracking Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

27. Peklova, I., Hussey, N.E., Hedges, K., Treble, M. and Fisk, A.T. (2012) Movement of deep water fish in Cumberland Sound, Canadian Arctic using satellite tags. Ocean Tracking Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

26. Hoen, D., Popp, B., Drazen, J., Hussey, N.E., Kim, S. and Wallsgrove, N. (2012) Compound Specific isotope analysis in food web studies: the need for accurate estimates of trophic enrichment factors. 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

 

25. Hussey, N.E., Dick, T.A., Hedges, K.J., Vagle, S., Ferguson, S.H. and Fisk, A.T. (2012) The Arctic Ocean Tracking Network: movement and behaviour of fish and marine mammals in relation to oceanographic data across the Canadian Arctic. IPY 2012, Montreal, Canada.

 

24. Peklova, I., Hussey, N.E., Hedges, K.J., Dick, T.A. and Fisk, A.T. (2012) Depth and temperature preferences of the deep-water benthic flatfish, Greenland Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides), in Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island. IPY 2012, Montreal, Canada.

 

23. Hussey, N.E., MacNeil, M.A., Olin, J.A., Dudley, S.F.J., Cliff, G., Wintner, S.P. and Fisk, A.T. (2011) Documenting complex trophic structure in the large shark assemblage off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa with limited evidence for functional equivalence. Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association Scientific Symposium, Mombasa, Kenya.

 

22. McCann, H.M., Hussey, N.E., Fisk, A.T., Wintner, S.P., Cliff, G., Dudley, S.F.J., Meyer, M., and Fryer, B.J. (2011) Stable isotope profiles of South African white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) vertebrae: investigating individual and population level diet and feeding strategies, trophic level and movement dynamics. American Elasmobranch Society Meeting, Minnesota, U.S.A.

 

21. Peklova, I., Fisk, A.T., Hedges, K.J. and Hussey, N.E. (2011) Depth and Temperature Preferences of Arctic Skate (Amblyraja hyperborea) and Greenland Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in a deep water Arctic Marine Ecosystem. American Elasmobranch Symposium, Minnesota, U.S.A.

 

20. Peklova, I., Hedges, K.J., Dick, T.A., Hussey, N.E. and Fisk, A.T. (2011) Depth and Temperature preferences of Arctic Skate (Amblyraja hyperborea) and Greenland Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in a deep water Arctic Marine Ecosystem. Ocean Tracking Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

19. Hussey, N.E., Webber, D., Bedard, J., Dick, T., Vagle, S. and Fisk, A.T. (2011) Long-term acoustic telemetry range tests in the Arctic environment. Ocean Tracking Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

18. Kessel, S.T., Bond, M.E., Gruber, S.H. and Hussey, N.E. (2011) The use of underwater video surveillance to investigate factors affecting the longline catchability of three shark species on 16/0 circle hooks. Circle Hook Symposium, Miami.

 

17. Fisk, A.T. and Hussey, N.E. (2010) Ocean Tracking Network (OTN): Arctic theme. Vemco Days, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

16. Hussey, N.E., Dudley, S.F.J., Cliff, G., Wintner, S.P., Brush, J. and Fisk, A.T. (2010) Documenting the trophic structure of the shark assemblage off Southern Africa using stable isotopes. Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, Rhode Island, USA.

 

15. Olin, J.A., Hussey, N.E., Fritts, M., Heupel, M.R., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Poulakis, G. and Fisk, A.T. (2010) Maternal meddling in neonatal sharks: implications for interpreting stable isotopes in young animals. Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, Rhode Island, USA.

 

14. McCann, H.M., Hussey, N.E., Fisk, A.T., Wintner, S.P., Cliff, G., Dudley, S.F.J. and Fryer, B.J. (2010) Microchemistry of white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) vertebrae: a potential tool to examine life-history strategies? Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, Rhode Island, USA.

 

13. Hussey, N.E., McCann, H., Cliff, G., Dudley, S.F.J., Fryer, B.J. and Fisk, A.T. (2010) Quantitative analysis of the diet and trophic ecology of the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in South African waters. International White Shark Symposium: Resetting Research and Conservation Objectives, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

12. Hussey, N.E. (2009) Maternal meddling: maternal investment, size-specific reproductive output and issues for stable isotopes in sharks. Seminar Series. GLIER, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

 

11. Hussey, N.E., Wintner, S.P., Dudley, S.F.J., Cliff, G., Cocks, D.T. and MacNeil, A.M. (2009) Questioning maternal resource allocation in sharks. Society for Experimental Biology. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow. UK.

 

10. Oliver, S.P., Hussey, N.E., Turner, J.R., Croft, D.P. and Beckett, A.J. (2009) The biology, distribution and behaviour of pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus) in response to cleaning, anthropogenic pressures and conservation solutions on Monad Shoal, Cebu, The Philippines. Seminar Series, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Wales.

 

9. Hussey, N.E., Cliff, G., Dudley, S.F.J. and Fisk, A.T. (2008) δ15N and δ13C ontogenetic profiles of a carcharhinid and a sphyrnid: viable indicators of trophy and movement ecology. Seminar Series, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Wales.

 

8. Hussey, N.E., Dudley, S.F.J. and McCarthy, I.D. (2008) Lipid extractions and stable isotopes: sharks vs. the rest of the world. IsoECOL V, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

7. Hussey, N.E., Cliff, G., Dudley, S.F.J. and Fisk, A.T. (2008) Stomach contents and stable isotopes: trophic ecology of a carcharhind and a sphyrnid off south east Africa. South African Marine Science Symposium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

6. Hussey, N.E., McCarthy, I.D., Dudley, S.F.J. and Mann, B. (2007) Use of a long-term tag-recapture data set on the dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) in Southeast Africa to determine spatial and temporal movements and growth rates. Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, St Louis, USA.

 

5. Hussey, N.E., Cocks, D., Dudley, S.F.J., McCarthy, I.D. and Wintner, S.P. (2007) The Condition conundrum: application of multiple condition indices to the dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus. Open Session, Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, St Louis, USA

 

4. Cocks, D., Hussey, N.E. and Clarke, L. (2007) Testing the thermodynamic partitioning of elements in sharks teeth. Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, St Louis, USA.

 

3. Oliver, S.P., Hussey, N.E., Turner, J.R. and Beckett, A. (2007) Oceanic sharks clean at coastal seamount. Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, St Louis, USA.

 

2. Hussey, N.E., Turner, J.R. and Gruber, S.H. (2004) Biotope mapping of the Bimini Islands as a base for defining Negaprion brevirostris nursery habitat. Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, Norman, Oklahoma, USA.

 

1. Hussey, N.E., Turner, J.R. and Gruber, S.H. (2003) Quantitative biotope mapping of the Bimini islands, North Bahamas and two known lemon shark nursery grounds for defining essential fish habitat. Reef Conservation UK Annual Meeting, Zoological Society of London, UK.