Boris Worm is an associate professor in marine conservation biology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He has made leading scientific contributions to the fields of marine ecology and fisheries conservation. His interests focus on global patterns and changes in marine biodiversity, and specifically in understanding how these patterns were created and how they are changing, particularly in response to perturbations such as fishing and climate change. Dr. Worm also has an active interest in marine conservation and ecosystem management, particularly in the conservation of large marine predators. He has authored and coauthored many publications and has served on several boards. Dr. Worm received his Ph.D. from the University of Kiel, Germany.