Dr. Boris Worm is a Marine Research Ecologist and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada. He has made scientific contributions to the fields of marine ecology and fisheries conservation. Worm was a postdoctoral fellow under the late Ransom Myers and now leads his own lab at Dalhousie. The Worm Lab includes students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in the study of marine biodiversity, its causes, consequences of change, and conservation.
Dr. Worm is known for his scientific contributions and commitment to spreading public awareness regarding marine conservation. In 2004 he received the German "Heinz Maier Leibnitz"-Award, an award for young researchers from the German Research Foundation (DFG).