Mike Hammill

Research scientist and Head of Marine Mammal Section

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Mike Hammill joined the Department of Fisheries an Oceans in 1988, as a research scientist working on pinnipeds in the Quebec region and has been head of the marine mammal section since 1998. He is a life member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, and the Arctic Institute of North America.

Dr. Hammill has been studying marine mammals since 1978. His past research has examined habitat use, reproductive energetics, growth and ecology of ringed, bearded, harbour, harp, hooded and grey seals in the Canadian and Norwegian Arctic and in Atlantic Canada. Current research involves studies on population dynamics, foraging ecology, spatial use and movements of beluga in northern Quebec (Nunavik) and pinnipeds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and marine mammal-commercial fisheries interactions.

Education and awards

HBSc. Zoology
(University of Guelph)
M.Sc. Marine Sciences
(McGill University)
Ph.D. Wildlife
(MacDonald Campus, McGill University)

Research facility

850, route de la Mer
Mont-Joli, QC G5H 3Z4