Senior Research Scientist
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Nancy Shackell (Canada) is a senior research scientist at Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia, working for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Her research supports DFO’s core responsibilities of managing sustainable fisheries and conserving aquatic ecosystems. Throughout her career, she has used ecological theory to understand patterns in harvested fisheries and marine ecosystems. Dr. Shackell has been the lead investigator on research themes of climate change, biodiversity conservation, marine protected area design, spatial ecology and how such information can be applied in an oceans management framework. She co-led the Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program in Canada’s Atlantic Basin, coordinating scientific research necessary to identify climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, to refine applied ocean modelling and to develop adaptation tools for vulnerable coastal regions. She serves and has served on national and international committees, most recently as a member on the National Climate Change Science and Knowledge Plan (NCCSKP), the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).