John Douglas Hipwell Strickland

John Douglas Hipwell Strickland, biological oceanographer (b at London, Eng 3 Aug 1920; d at La Jolla, Calif 12 Nov 1970; naturalized Canadian).

Strickland, John Douglas Hipwell

John Douglas Hipwell Strickland, biological oceanographer (b at London, Eng 3 Aug 1920; d at La Jolla, Calif 12 Nov 1970; naturalized Canadian). Strickland was a senior scientist with the Pacific Oceanographic Group of the Fisheries Research Board, Nanaimo, BC, 1956-66 and head of the Marine Food Chain Group at the Institute of Marine Resources, La Jolla, after 1966. He initiated biological oceanographic studies as part of the West Coast research effort of the FRB. A scientist of international acclaim, Strickland started many new studies on the ecology of the oceans, which later gave rise to a new generation of biological oceanographers. He is best remembered for his analytical work on micronutrients and his initiation of marine mesocosm experiments in Departure Bay, BC, during the early 1960s. A research vessel of U of Victoria and part of the Marine Ecology Laboratory at Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, are named after him.