Owen Nichols (Link to CV) has been Director of Marine Fisheries Research at the Center for Coastal Studies since 2008, where he conducts research in collaboration with Cape Cod fishermen and shellfish farmers. His primary interests include distributional ecology, fisheries oceanography, marine mammal/fishery interactions, and ecosystem-based fishery management. Owen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) School for Marine Science and Technology, a guest investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Owen holds a B.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and a M.Sc. in Marine Science and Technology from UMassD. Owen was the 2016 recipient of the John H. Annala Fishery Leadership Award presented by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
- PhD candidate, Marine Sciences and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (anticipated completion date May 2018)
- MSc, Marine Sciences and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2012
- BA, Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island, 1998
- 2008 - Present Director, Marine Fisheries Research, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
- 2007 - Present Graduate Research Assistant, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- 1996 - 2006 Research Assistant II, Right Whale Program, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA