Oceans and Fisheries Seminars

The IOF Seminar Series invites speakers to present the latest research in a wide range of disciplines related to freshwater systems, the oceans, and fisheries. Past speakers have included public communicators, economists, ecosystem modellers, anthropologists and ecologists. These seminars draw a diverse audience, leading to thought-provoking discussions and a sharing of new ideas and perspectives.

FISH 500 Seminar Series

The FISH 500 seminars run every Friday during the Winter Session (September to April) from 11:00am to 12:00pm in the AERL Building Theatre (Rm. 120). The AERL Building is located on 2202 Main Mall at UBC Vancouver.

This Seminar Series is open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

September 7 Nigel Haggan Unsettling Environmental Review: Thoughts from the Pipelines and the Poetics of Place Project
A film and conversation...
September 14 Dr. Jose Mª Bellido Millán Biogeography and spatial ecology in fisheries research: The spatial dimension of fisheries
September 21 Sybil P. Seitzinger Nitrogen Hunting from Land to Ocean
September 28 Song Gao, Ph.D. Evolving Aerosols and Super Greenhouse Gases: Atmospheric Chemistry Perspectives in Mitigating Air Pollution and Climate Change

Note: This seminar was not recorded at the speaker's request

October 5 Dr. Philippe Tortell
A new generation of ocean observing approaches to link plankton dynamics to fisheries science and management
October 12 Supporting Student, Staff and Faculty wellbeing at UBC Workplace Well-being
Note: This seminar was not recorded
October 19 Philippe Le Billon Fish Wars
October 26 Dr. Dirk Zeller The Land Down Under: Starting the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean
November 2 Neil Davis and Dr Robyn Forrest
21st century fisheries management on Canada’s Pacific coast
November 9 Dr. Murdoch McAllister
Associate Professor; Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC
Developing management options to deal with spasmodic recruitment in Atlantic redfish

Note: This session was not recorded at speaker's request

November 16 Prof. Matthew G. Burgess
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Surprising global tradeoffs and synergies between fisheries and conservation
November 23 Tom Carruthers, Adrian Hordyk, Quang Huynh
Putting fisheries stock assessment to the test

Note: This session is unavailable due to technical issues

November 30 Shaun Strobel
Co-founder and Managing Director
Skipper Otto's CSF
Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery
January 4 Dr Gabriel Reygondeau
Postdoctoral Fellow, IOF
Biodiversity in the context of climate change: what are the next steps?
Note: This seminar was not recorded at the speaker’s request
January 11 Dr Matthew Gollock
Chair, Anguillid Eel Specialist Group, IUCN Freshwater Fish Specialist Group
Anguillid eel conservation: A global perspective
January 18 Dr Brooks Kaiser
Visiting Professor
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
When and how to worry about Ocean Acidification: the case of the Greenland Shrimp fishery
January 25 Dr. Karyn Suchy
Research Associate, Pacific Salmon Foundation
The link between phytoplankton and zooplankton phenology in the Salish Sea
Note: This seminar was not recorded at the speaker’s request
February 1 Dr. Nathan Bennett In peopled seas: Catalyzing insights from the marine social sciences in the ocean sustainability agenda
Note: This seminar was not recorded at the speaker’s request
February 8 Dr. Steven J. Cooke
Professor, Carleton University
Evidence-informed conservation and management: An aquatic perspective
February 15 Sarah Foster / Liane Veitch
From partner to watchdog: The evolution of SeaChoice, Canada's sustainable seafood program
March 1 Seanan McGuire, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Kristi Charish Putting Science in Fiction
March 8 Dr. Mary O'Connor Toward a unified science of ecological change: Advances in metabolic scaling and biodiversity science
March 15 Dr. Camilla Speller
Assistant Professor, UBC Anthropology
Biomolecular approaches to reconstructing past marine ecosystems
Note: This seminar was not recorded at the speaker’s request
March 22 Dr. Katie Marshall Winter is coming: freeze tolerance in the intertidal
March 29 Dr. Evgeny Pakhomov Harbingers of Climate Change (secret life of salps)

Note: This seminar was not recorded at the speaker's request

September 8 Jennifer Gardy
Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Why Communicate Science? SCIence Communication Action Team - SciCAT!
September 15 Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor
Program Manager / Research Associate
Nippon Foundation – UBC Nereus Program
Enabling (or bracing for) the Blue Economy: equity, sustainability, and growth for the marine industrial revolution
September 22 Dr. Sarah Foster
National Coordinator, SeaChoice
Honorary Research Associate; Project Seahorse
Turning national commitments into conservation action for seahorses
September 29 Dr. Villy Christensen
Professor, IOF, UBC
Are ecosystem models used for management and policy?
October 6 Lydia Teh and Louise Teh
Research Associate, Nereus Program and Changing Oceans Research Unit
Research Associate, Fisheries Economics Research Unit
Perspectives on the societal contribution of small-scale fisheries
October 13 Josh Eagle
Solomon Blatt Professor of Law,
Director, Coastal Law Field Lab
University of South Carolina
The 21st Century Wharf
October 20 David Shiffman
Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Simon Fraser University
Recreational Shark Fishing in Florida: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of an Emerging Conservation Issue
October 27 Philippe Le Billon
Professor, UBC Department of Geography and the Liu Institute for Global Issues
Jessica Spijkers
PhD student, Stockholm Resilience Centre and James Cook University
Nereus Research Fellow
Fish Wars Note: Video unavailable for this seminar.
November 3 Judith G. Hall
Professor Emeritus, Departments of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital
Reflections on an Academic Career
November 10 Gerald Singh
Nippon Foundation Senior Nereus Fellow
The Oceans Enabling Sustainable Development, and Development Enabling Sustainable Oceans: Research to Support Global Goals
November 17 Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, PhD
Ocean Wise Seafood Specialist and Honorary Research Associate, IOF
Trends and future priorities for market-based marine conservation initiatives
November 24 Moura Quayle
Director pro tem, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs: leadership through engagement
December 1 Robert Parker
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow; Fisheries Economic Research Unit
Measuring the carbon footprint of global fisheries and aquaculture
January 5 Peter Sorensen
Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
University of Minnesota
The plight of freshwater fisheries and prospect of using protected areas to sustain them
January 12 Marie Auger-Méthé
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Statistics and Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries
State-space models: the good, the bad and the ugly
January 19 Fiorenza Micheli
David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science
Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford University
Under pressure: Vulnerability and resilience of marine ecosystems and fisheries to multiple stressors
January 26 Xiaonan Lu
Associate Professor, Food Science
UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Construction of advanced techniques to detect seafood fraud and adulteration

(Please note: This seminar was not videotaped.)

February 2 Riley Pollom
Programme Officer, IUCN SSG Shark Specialist Group, Simon Fraser University
From Seahorses to Sharks: Species Conservation for the Global Oceans
February 9 Rachael E. Sullivan, PhD
Equity Facilitator, UBC Equity + Inclusion Office
Diversity by Design: Building a Respectful Working and Learning Environment at UBC
February 16 Jordan Rosenfeld
Aquatic Scientist, Applied Freshwater Ecology Research Unit
Reshaping societal expectations: Four reasons why mature economies should converge on zero economic growth
March 2 Eric Taylor
Professor, UBC Department of Zoology
Director and Curator of Fishes, Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Science in the service of conservation of Canadian freshwater fish species-at-risk
March 9 Dr. Rainer Froese
Senior Scientist, GEOMAR
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research
New methods for estimating the status of data-poor fisheries
March 16 Dr. Rashid Sumaila
Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Subsidies, climate change, high seas protection and the fair sharing of the global ocean
March 23 Dr. Tom Carruthers
Assistant Professor; Quantitative Modeling Group
Experiences in the development of operating models for global fisheries: the inconvenient, the incoherent and the inexcusable
March 30 Good Friday - UBC CLOSED
April 6 Dr. Robyn Forrest
Research Scientist, Section Head of the Quantitative Assessment Methods Section
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Lessons learned from Management Strategy Evaluation in BC's fisheries