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Professor Manuel Barange
Honorary Professor


Professor Manuel Barange is the Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division at the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome, Italy and also an Honorary Fellow at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and an Honorary Professor at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, UK.

From 2010-2013 he was Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES. www.ices.dk), and from 1999-2010 he was Director of the International Project Office of the IOC-SCOR-IGBP core project GLOBEC (Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics).

Manuel's expertise includes physical/biological interactions, climate and anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems, fish ecology, behaviour and trophodynamics, and fisheries assessment and management. In recent years, he has increasingly focused his research on the impacts of climate change and economic globalization on marine-based commodities, and on the interactions between natural and social sciences in fisheries, ecosystems and climate change, in the developed and developing world.

Manuel was awarded the 2010 UNESCO-IOC Roger Revelle Medal for his accomplishments and contributions to ocean science.

Manuel has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has recently edited books on "Climate Change and the Economics of the World's Fisheries" (Elgar Publishers) and "Marine Ecosystems and Global Change" (Oxford University Press).

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