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2002 Emeriti

conferring upon
the title of
Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. Albert V. Tyler served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1991 to 2002; and

WHEREAS Dr. Tyler has brought the full weight of his professional and research experience to bear on the education of undergraduate and graduate students by contributing to the development of the fisheries teaching program, without which the University's prominence in this regard would not be as high; and who remained an active teacher and advisor to students, and continued his many research commitments even while serving as associate dean of the school; and has served as Director of the Rasmuson Fisheries Research Center, providing $200,000 a year in graduate fellowships; and

WHEREAS Dr. Tyler has conducted important research in ocean fish community dynamics and fisheries oceanography, particularly of offshore crabs, thereby significantly improving the understanding and ecosystem management of multispecies fisheries; and whose findings and articles have been printed in 27 refereed publications; and was a principal actor in the establishment of the Research Board of the Pollock Conservation Cooperative, which oversees two academic chairs in the fisheries program and distributes $500,000 a year in research funds; and

WHEREAS Dr. Tyler has applied his vast knowledge to state and regional management issues, including serving on the North Pacific Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee; and has been instrumental in attracting many thousands of dollars in funding for the support of teaching and research; and has conscientiously worked to develop mutually beneficial relationships between the University and the fishing industry; and has tirelessly promoted organizational ties with governmental resource agencies;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Albert V. Tyler for his extensive contributions to both the state of Alaska and the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Tyler and as evidence of the University's desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. Albert V. Tyler as Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Dr. Albert V. Tyler, and conveyed to Dr. Tyler on this day of May 12, 2002.


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