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Centre for

Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

Prof. John Baxter

John Baxter is a marine biologist and holds Honorary Professorships as Heriot-Watt and St Andrews Universities.  He is Principal Adviser - Marine for Scottish Natural Heritage and is involved in the delivery of a wide range of policy initiatives such as the implementation of the Marine (Scotland) Act requirements to designate a series of Marine Protected Areas, the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, and sits on various advisory groups such as the MASTS International Advisory Board, the Special Committee on Seals and the MarLIN Steering Group.

He co-ordinates work on marine climate change issues, including the MarClim survey in Scotland and it Chair of the Expert review Group for the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership.  He is also vice-chair of the Ocean Acidification - International Refererence User Group that seeks to help convey the results of scientific research on ocean acidification in the most appropriate format to politicians, their advisers and other decision makers.  He is Chief Editor (Marine) for the international journal Aquatic Conservation - Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.


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