Dr. Anna Metaxas

Professor                                                                                                                         2010-Present                                                                                                                   Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ongoing activities:

2001-Present: Deep Sea Biology (OCEA 4370/5370), Dalhousie University

INVITED LECTURES                                                                                              2011-Present: Sustainability Capstone and Honours Class (SUST4000/4900), Dalhousie University                                                                                                             2005-Present: International Ocean Institute Training Program, Dalhousie University


  • Steering Committee, Deep Sea Biology Society (Member: 2012-present)
  • “International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-Sea Ecosystems” (INDEEP) (Chair: Population Connectivity Working Group) (2010-present)
  • Vent Ecology working group, InterRidge (Invited member: 2008-present)


  • Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility, Board of Directors, Member (2012-present)
  • NEPTUNE Canada, Science Planning Committee, Member (2011-present)
  • “Canadian Healthy Oceans Network” NSERC Strategic Network, Member of Scientific Advisory Committee and Theme Leader (2008-13)
  • Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility User Committee, Member (2009-Present)


  • Judge for Student Posters and Talks, Annual Cameron Conference, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University (2000-present)
  • Contributing editor, Aquatic Biology, 2012-present
  • Manuscript reviewer: Aquaculture; Aquatic Toxicology; Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; Deep-Sea Research; Ecology; EOS; Estuaries and Coasts; Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK; Limnology and Oceanography; Marine Biology; Marine Ecology Progress Series; Marine Environmental Research; Oceanography; Polar Biology; Progress in Oceanography; Science; Water Research; Proceedings of the 10th Echinoderms International Conference; Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Biology; Science of the Total Environment (special issue):  “Towards an Integrative Approach in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology”
  • Proposal reviewer: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada),  National Science Foundation (USA), National Undersea Research Program/ National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/NURP, USA), Natural Environment Research Council (UK), SeaGrant (USA), Antarctic Programmes (New Zealand),“Archimedes III” and “Thalis” programs (Ministry of Education, Greece)
  • Tenure, Promotion Reviewer: University of New England (USA), Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
  • European Science Foundation Pool of Referees (Member)


  • Curriculum Committee, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University (Member, 2011-present)
  • PhD Thesis Panel, Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University (Member, 2010-13)
  • Environmental Science Program Advisory Panel, Dalhousie University (Member, 2010-present)
  • Tenure and Promotions Committee, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University (Member, 2006-present)
  • Planning Committee, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University (Member, 2004-present)
  • Committee on Undergraduate Research, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University (Member, 2003-present)
  • Undergraduate advisor, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University (2003-present)