UBC experts on World Oceans Day

Media Advisory

UBC experts are available to comment on various topics on June 8 World Oceans Day.

Pollution, climate change and sustainability

Dr. Juan Jose Alava (he she)
Research Associate, Institute of Oceans and Fisheries and Principal Investigator, Ocean Pollution Research Unit
Email: [email protected]
Language(s): English, Spanish

  • Marine microplastic and plastic pollution, ocean pollution, marine food web pollutants

Dr. William Cheung
Professor and Director, Institute of Oceans and Fisheries
Email: [email protected]
Language(s): English, Cantonese

  • Climate change and ocean, warming seas, effects of climate change on fish

Dr. Andrea Frommel
Assistant Professor, Applied Animal Biology, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture at UBC
Email: [email protected]
Languages): German English

  • Interaction between aquaculture and the environment
  • Resilience of early stages of fish to climate change
  • Impacts of climate change on commercial populations of wild fish

Dr Vicky Wing Yee Lam
Research Associate, Institute of Oceans and Fisheries
Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 604–822–1636
Language(s): English

  • Understand the socio-economic impacts of global change on marine resources, fisheries and human well-being.
  • Economics of fishing, climate change and effects on ocean life, adaptation of fish to climate change, fisheries management, sustainability

*Available June 6 and 7, and June 8 from 12 p.m.

Dr. Juliano Palacios-Abrantes
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Oceans and Fisheries
Email: [email protected]
Language(s): English, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Management of shared fish stocks in the face of climate change

Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila (he she)
Killam University Professor, Oceans and Fisheries Institute and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Such : 604-351-7406
E-mail: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English, Hausa, Norwegian

  • Optimal consumption and use of plastic, thoughtful consumption, blue economy, sustainable fishing economy, ocean conservation

Economics of Fisheries and the Oceans

Dr. Muhammed A. Oyinlola (he she)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology
Email: [email protected]
Language(s): English

  • Implications of climate change and ocean acidification on global seafood production from aquaculture

*Available from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 6 and 7

Dr. Maria Palomares (she she)
Senior Scientist and Manager of the Sea Around Us Research Unit, Institute of Oceans and Fisheries
Email: [email protected]
Language(s): English, French, Tagalog, Spanish

  • Fisheries Science, Fish Biology, Sea Around Us, FishBase, SeaLifeBase

Dr Daniel Pauly (he she)

Professor, Institute of Oceans and Fisheries and Department of Zoology, and Principal Investigator, Sea Around Us

Email: [email protected]

Language(s): English, French, German, Spanish

  • World fisheries, marine biology, fisheries management

*Not available June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and June 9 from 1 p.m.

Engineering and Mining

Dr. John Steen
Associate Professor, Norman B Keevil School of Mining and Director, Bradshaw Research Initiative for Mining and Minerals
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 604–817–6692
Language(s): English

  • Global demand for metals, including interest in seabed mining

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