UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

The UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) is a research unit at the University of British Columbia (UBC) that was formed in 2015 by incorporating members from the former UBC Fisheries Centre (est. 1991, dis. 2015), as well as a subset of researchers that are conducting marine related research at UBC.[1] The IOF developed its own graduate program, which welcomed its first cohort of graduate students in September 2019. In addition to students of its OCF program (OCeans and Fisheries), members are also drawn from other graduate programs at UBC, primarily from the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, the Departments of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Zoology, Geography, and Botany, and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries brings together a community of Canadian and international experts in ocean and freshwater species, systems, economics, and issues to provide new insights into how global marine systems function, and the impacts of human activity on those systems. It is working towards a world in which the oceans are healthy and their resources are used sustainably and equitably. IOF is located at The University of British Columbia, and promotes multidisciplinary study of aquatic ecosystems and broad-based collaboration with researchers, educators, maritime communities, government, NGOs, and other partners.

Research units[]

The IOF brings together a broad range of scientists to study both the ocean itself and the lives and livelihoods of coastal populations. Its research groups focus on issues of local significance in Western Canada, including the Salish Sea and Strait of Georgia, as well as broader global concerns such as artisanal fisheries in developing countries. It is constantly developing new research groups in response to emerging issues, trends and awareness.

IOF Research units Leaders
Applied Freshwater Ecology Research Unit (AFERU) [2] Jordan Rosenfeld
Centre for Indigenous Fisheries Andrea Reid & Dianne Newell
Changing Ocean Research Unit [3] William Cheung
Climate and Coastal Ecosystem Lab [4] Simon Donner [5]
Coastal Marine Ecology [6] Chris Harley [7]
Connecting Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) Lab [8] Kai Chan [9]
Ecosystems Dynamics and Management Investigations Group (ECODIGM) Murdoch McAllister [10]
Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU) [11] Ussif Rashid Sumaila[12]
Global Fisheries Cluster [13] Ussif Rashid Sumaila [1] | Cheung | | Daniel Pauly
Global Ocean Modeling [14] Villy Christensen[15]
Hakai Coastal Initiative [16]
Marine Mammal Energetics and Nutrition Lab (MMEANS) [17] David Rosen [18]
Marine Mammal Research Unit [19] Andrew Trites [20]
Marine Virology and Microbiology [21] Curtis Suttle[22]
Marine Zooplankton and Micronekton Laboratory [23] Evgeny Pakhomov [24]
OceanCanada Partnership[25] Ussif Rashid Sumaila[26]
Ocean Pollution Research Unit [27] [Juan Jose Alava [28]
Ocean Leaders [29] Simon Donner [30]
Pelagic Ecosystems Lab [31] Brian Hunt [32]
Project Seahorse[33] Amanda Vincent[34]
Sea Around Us Project[35] Daniel Pauly[36]
Statistical Ecology Research Group [37] Marie Auger-Méthé [38]

References[]

  1. ^ "Oceans @UBC". Marine Research at UBC. University of British Columbia. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ Applied Freshwater Ecology Research Unit – Main web site.
  3. ^ Changing Ocean Research Unit – Main web site.
  4. ^ Climate and Coastal Ecosystem Lab – Main web site.
  5. ^ Simon Donner
  6. ^ Coastal Marine Ecology – Main web site.
  7. ^ Chris Harley
  8. ^ Connecting Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) Lab – Main web site.
  9. ^ Kai Chan
  10. ^ Murdoch McAllister
  11. ^ Fisheries Economics Research Unit – Main web site.
  12. ^ http://oceans.ubc.ca/rashid-sumaila/ Fisheries Economics Research Unit.
  13. ^ Global Fisheries Cluster – Main web site.
  14. ^ Global Ocean Modeling – Main web site.
  15. ^ Villy Christensen Global Ocean Modeling.
  16. ^ Hakai Coastal Initiative – Main webpage.
  17. ^ Marine Mammal Energetics and Nutrition Lab – Main web site.
  18. ^ David Rosen
  19. ^ Marine Mammal Research Unit – Main web site.
  20. ^ Andrew Trites
  21. ^ Marine Virology and Microbiology – Main web site.
  22. ^ Curtis Suttle
  23. ^ Marine Virology and Microbiology – Main web site.
  24. ^ [https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/people/evgenypakhomov Evgeny Pakhomov
  25. ^ OceanCanada Partnership
  26. ^ "Rashid Sumaila, FRSC | Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries".
  27. ^ Ocean Pollution Research Unit – Main web site.
  28. ^ https://oceanpollution.oceans.ubc.ca/about/principal-investigator/ Juan Jose Alava
  29. ^ Ocean Leaders – Main web site.
  30. ^ Simon Donner
  31. ^ Pelagic Ecosystems Lab – Main web site.
  32. ^ Brian Hunt
  33. ^ Project Seahorse – Main web site.
  34. ^ Amanda Vincent Project Seahorse.
  35. ^ Sea Around Us Project – Main web site.
  36. ^ Mission statement Sea Around Us
  37. ^ Statistical Ecology Research Group – Main web site.
  38. ^ Marie Auger-Méthé

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Coordinates: 49°15′49″N 123°15′04″W / 49.26362°N 123.25114°W / 49.26362; -123.25114