Current research and/or projects
Jim McMillan graduated from the University of Guelph, College of Biological Science in April of 1979 and joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 1980. Prior to joining the Marine Mammal Program in 1992, Jim worked, studying haddock, as a Fisheries Groundfish Technician. Beginning in 1986, Jim shifted focus and contributed as a computer programmer and database manager, while overlapping his responsibilities with the Grey Seal Field Program.
Since 1992, Jim has worked as a Fisheries Research Biologist, playing a principal role in organizing and conducting research programs on grey and harbour seal ecology and population dynamics on Sable Island, designing and managing research databases, and writing custom software for data analysis.
Recently, Jim has also been involved with species-at-risk research programs and recovery planning for marine turtles and the North Atlantic right whale. He is a member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy.
Education and awards
(University of Guelph)