Dr. Daniel Pauly is a binational French and Canadian citizen who completed his high school and university studies in Germany. After many years at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), in Manila, Philippines, Daniel Pauly became in 1994 a Professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia, of which he was the Director from 2003 to 2003. Since 1999, he is also Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us project, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, and devoted to studying documenting and mitigating the impact of fisheries on the world’s marine ecosystems.
The concepts, methods and software he (co-)developed, documented in over 500 publications, are used throughout the world, following multiple courses and workshops given in four languages on all five continents. This applies especially the Ecopath modeling approach and software and FishBase, the online encyclopedia of fishes. This, work is recognized in various profiles, notably in Science, Nature and the New York Times, and by numerous awards, notably the International Cosmos Prize, Japan (2005), the Volvo Environmental Prize, Sweden (2006), the Ramon Margalef Prize from the Government of Catalonia (Spain, 2008) and the Peter Benchley Award (USA, 2015).