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Dr. Alasdair McIntyre

Scotsman To Give Ketchum Lecture

June 17, 1988
From the
Falmouth Enterprise

A zoologist and oceanographer from Scotland will speak on "The Quality of the Seas" Monday afternoon in Redfield Auditorium, Water Street, Woods Hole, at the fourth annual Bostwick H. Ketchum lecture.

Alasdair D. McIntyre, emeritus professor of fisheries and oceanography, comes to Woods Hole OceanographicInstitution from the University of Aberdeen,whereheisamember of the zoology department.

He received his undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Glasgow in 1948 and his doctorate from the same institution in 1973 for his thesis on the ecology of the marine benthos. Author of more than 100 publications on fisheries and environmental subjects, Dr. McIntyre was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in l975 and a fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1980.

He has served as chairman of the United Nations Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution and as chairman of the advisory committee on marine pollution of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.

The Ketchum award is an endowed lectureship established in memory of Bostwick H. Ketchum, who died in 1982. He was a researcher in biological oceanography at WHOI for more than 40 years, retiring in 1977 as the institution's associate director. At the time of his death he was co-editor of a four volume series on ocean dumping titled Wastes in the Ocean.

The lecture, which begins at 4, is open to the public. A wine and cheese reception at the institution's Endeavour House on School Street will follow Dr. McIntyre's talk.

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