Dr. Tim Parsons has had an extensive scientific career in the fields of marine biology and oceanography and he has served on many different consultation roles around the world, including scientific journals, governmental and industry consultations, international program reviews, and as a visiting biological oceanographic profession at numerous scientific international universities.


Previously served on the Editorial Boards of:

Limnology and Oceanography
Marine Ecology
Marine Biology
La Mer
Journal of Experimental Ecology and Marine Biology
Fisheries Oceanography (Founding Editor)

CONSULTATIONS (partial listing)

B.C. Energy Board: Down stream effects of the Aswan Dam
Fisheries Research Board: Studies in biological oceanography
Utah Mines Environmental Advisory Committee
Strathcoma/Comox Pollution Control Board hearings
Professional Witness for the Federal Energy Board
US Borax: Study on mine tailings disposal
Alcan (Canada)
Beak Consultants
Seakem Co.
Rescan Co.
LGL Consultants
FEARO Technical Expert on west coast offshore oil development
Revenue Canada, Research Claims Review
Unesco, Comar Program
FORAC – Department of Fisheries and Oceans
SCOR WG 85 on experimental ecosystems
Department of Environment, Canada
B.C. environmental study of Saanich Inlet
Prince William Sound (Alaska), Oil Recovery Institute


Visiting committee member to:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Ocean Research Institute, Tokyo
Dalhousie University, Dept. of Oceanography, Halifax, Canada
University of Concepcion, Chile
Pertanian University, Malaysia

Committee member:

IBP Steering Committee (Canada)
NRC Awards, Ottawa
IDRC, Bureau of Oceanogrphy, PRC Program development, Xiamen and Beijing.
Chairman, NSERC Scholarship Committee
Chairman, NSERC Population Awards Committee
Atlantic Provinces Inter-University Committee on Sciences
Science Council of British Columbia, Aquatic Sciences Subcommittee
Advisor, Assoc. of Primary Production and Recruitment in Subarctic Ecosystems
Fisheries and Oceans Research Advisory Council (FORAC) to the Minister of Fisheries
JGOFS (Canada) Review Committee
GLOBEC (Canada) Review Committee
PICES Oceanographic Committee


University of Kiel, Germany
University of Hamburg, Germany
University of Tsukuba, Japan (Distinguished Visiting Scholar)
University of Sun-Yat-Sen, Taiwan
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, U.K.
University of Qingdao, People’s Republic of China
University of New South Wales, Australia
University of Concepcion, Chile