Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Today’s global society has a responsibility to conserve freshwater and ocean ecosystems and sustainably manage fish stocks for future generations. In collaboration with partners in Canada and around the world, the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries is working towards a world in which our freshwater and ocean systems are healthy and their resources are used sustainably and equitably.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Auger-Methe, Marie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Statistical Ecology; Polar ecology; Animal movement
Chan, Kai Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human Ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Applied Ethics; Values and Lifestyles; Sustainable Development; Ecosystem services; sustainability science; Conservation science; cultural ecosystem services; environmental values; conservation finance; environmental assessment; social-ecological systems; resilience; payments for ecosystem services; incentive programs
Cheung, Wai Lung Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Impacts of fishing and climate change on marine ecosystems and their goods and services
Christensen, Villy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Fisheries management
Donner, Simon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Climate Changes and Impacts; Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Marine Environment; Climate change science; Climate policy; Science communication; Coastal Ecosystems
Harley, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Ecology and Quality of the Environment; community ecology; climate change; marine invertebrates; marine algae
Hunt, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Marine ecology (including marine ichthyology); Biological oceanography; marine food webs; ecosystem oceanography; plankton dynamics; open ocean; Coastal Ecosystems; climate change impacts on the ocean; salmon ecology; food web nutrition; microplastics; stable isotopes; forage fish; zooplankton
Khalfallah, Myriam Postdoctoral Fellow Resources Management; Fishery Resources; Marine Environment; Socio-Economic Conditions; Economic Policies; Social Contexts; Environmental studies; Conservation ecology; Natural environment sciences; Environment and natural resources economics; Natural environment sustainability studies; Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries; Marine ecology (including marine ichthyology); Environmental impact assessment; Fisheries sciences; Fisheries management; Oceanography
McAllister, Murdoch Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Statistical methods for fisheries risk assessment, estimation, decision analysis and management strategy evaluation
Menzies, Charles Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social sciences; Indigenous studies; Natural Resource Management; Maritime Anthropology; Western Europe; Ethnographic Film
Pakhomov, Yevhenii Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Feeding ecophysiology of aquatic invertebrates and fishes, Antarctic ecology, Antarctic krill biology, Tunicate biology, Fishery ecology, Stable isotope ecology
Pauly, Daniel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) World fisheries; Marine life; Global catch; Management of fisheries; Fish growth and ecophysiology
Pitcher, Tony Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Evaluation of the impacts of fishing on marine ecosystems with special emphasis on restoration ecology, development of a predictive understanding of how fish shoaling behavior impacts fisheries
Rosen, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Animal physiology; Physiology, behaviour, and ecology of marine mammals;; Bioenergetics; Nutrition; Conservation physiology
Speller, Camilla Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Archeological Data Analysis; Molecular Genetics; Bioarchaeology; Ancient DNA Analysis (paleogenetics); Ancient proteins (paleoproteomics); Environmental Archaeology; Marine Ecosystems; Animal Domestication
Sumaila, Ussif Rashid Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries
Suttle, Curtis Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Marine Environment; Microbial Diversity; Marine Microbiology; Environmental Virology; Biological Oceanography; Viral Discovery; Viruses; Phage
Trites, Andrew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) marine mammals, seals, sea lions, whales, dolphins, fisheries competition, population biology, ecology, Marine mamals research centre, biology of marine mammals, population dynamics, bioenergetics, fisheries
Vincent, Amanda Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Marine Environment; Fishery Resources; Sustainable Development; Protected Areas; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; ocean conservation; threatened marine species, especially seahorses and their relatives; marine protected areas; Small-scale fisheries; nonselective fisheries, especially trawling; wildlife trade; community-based conservation; citizen science; multilateral environmental agreements