Ian is a Professor of Fish Evolutionary Ecology, whose research integrates perspectives from evolutionary ecology with fishery and conservation biology. His areas of expertise include fish behavioural and evolutionary ecology, reproduction, life history and population biology. He has worked extensively on the management and conservation of wild fish populations including species invasions, the restoration of endangered populations, and interactions between cultured (hatchery and farmed) and wild fish. Ian has published widely and has served in a number of capacities related to fisheries research and policy, and marine biodiversity. He has previously held academic/research positions at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (1991-2001) and Oregon State University (2001-04).