Faculty and CORU leader

William Cheung6 Dr. William Cheung (Associate Professor)
Expertise: Global change biology, ecological modelling, conservation biology, fisheries science

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Oai Li Chen
Expertise: Drivers of change in the seafood markets and their implications for fisheries sustainability and the well being of fish producers and consumers.
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Expertise: Fisheries economics.
VCphoto Dr. Vicky Lam
Expertise: The economics of climate change effects on global fisheries.
Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau
Expertise: Marine biodiversity, biogeography, oceanography.
Dr. Gerald Singh
Expertise: Characterizing the contribution of a sustainable ocean to achieving broad Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. Lydia Teh
Expertise: The social, economic, and ecological dynamics of marine fisheries, with a special focus on small-scale fisheries.
Dr. Phil Underwood
Expertise: Working with the Madingley model to validate its use as a policy informing tool in relation to fisheries and food security.
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Expertise: Understanding how ecosystems and dependent communities are affected by change, and design, together with relevant stakeholders, measures that balance sustainable use, to ensure food security as well as livelihoods, and conservation.

Visiting Researchers

Dr. Yugui Zhu
Expertise: Fishery & marine economy management.

Graduate students

Juliano Palacios Abrantes
PhD Student
Project: How climate change will impact fish biodiversity in Latin America and how to mitigate the socio-economic implications.
Melanie Ang
MSc Student
Project: The adaptability of small-scale fisheries to climate change.
Patricia Angkiriwang
MSc Student
Virginie Bornarel
PhD Student
Project: Trophic amplification under climate change in the Northeast Pacific: Studying through and end-to-end (E2E) modelling approach.
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PhD Student
Project: Fisheries management in the Térraba-Sierpe wetland, Costa Rica.
Ravi Maharaj
PhD Student
Project: Projecting future changes in Caribbean coral reef fisheries under climate change.
Muhammed Oyinlola
PhD Student
Project: Global mariculture under climate change.
Hubert Du Pontavice
PhD Student
Project: Impacts of fisheries and climate change on the trophic functioning of the world ocean – models and forecast.
Travis Tai
PhD Student (jointly with FERU)
Project: Socio-economic implications of ocean acidification in Canada.
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PhD Student
Project: Coastal ecosystem modelling.


Dr. Juan José Alava
Expertise: Effects of contaminants on marine ecosystems and fisheries under global change.
Dr. Tyler Eddy
Expertise: Integrating ecological and societal information sources to understand human impacts on the oceans.
Dr. Jose Fernandes
Current position: Research Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, U.K.
Expertise: Ecological modelling, machine learning.
Dr. Miranda Jones
Current position: Research Associate, The Nature Conservancy, Cambridge, U.K.
Expertise: Species distribution modelling, conservation and marine science, socio-ecological systems.
Lauren_Profile2-632x960 Lauren Weatherdon
Current position: Program Officer, UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, U.K.
Project: Projecting scenarios of climate change impacts to BC First Nations’ relative fisheries catch potential.