Lydia Teh

L_TehResearch Associate
Changing Ocean Research Unit
Nereus Program

Degrees: PhD, University of British Columbia
 
 

Research Interests

Small-scale fisheries, socio-ecological systems, marine conservation, coral reef management, integrated assessment, sustainability

Biography

Lydia’s research examines the social, economic, and ecological dynamics of marine fisheries, with a special focus on small-scale fisheries. Her inter-disciplinary research cuts across fields from human ecology to biodiversity conservation, and has taken her to work with fishing communities in Sabah, Malaysia and Fiji. Lydia applies empirical methods and modelling approaches in her research, and has published in the topics of fisher behaviour, marine protected area design, coral reef trade, ecotourism, and climate change adaptation. Her goal is to conduct research that can translate into practical tools and strategies for management, particularly in data poor and developing countries.

Contact Information

Email: lydia.teh@oceans.ubc.ca
Office phone: (604) 822-1636

Website:
Changing Ocean Research Unit
Nereus Program

Selected Publications:

Teh LSL, Teh LCL, Hines E, Junchompoo C, Lewison RL (2015) Contextualising the coupled socio-ecological conditions of marine megafauna bycatch. Ocean & Coastal Management 116: 449-465.

Teh LSL, Teh LCL, Sumaila UR (2014) Time preference of small-scale fishers in open access and traditionally managed reef fisheries. Marine Policy 44: 222-231.

Teh LCL, Teh LSL, Jumin R (2013) Combining human preference and biodiversity priorities for marine protected area site selection in Sabah, Malaysia. Biological Conservation 167: 396-404.

Teh LSL, Teh LCL, Sumaila UR (2013) A Global Estimate of the Number of Coral Reef Fishers. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65397. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065397.

Teh LCL, Sumaila UR (2013) Contribution of marine fisheries to worldwide employment. Fish and Fisheries 14(1): 77-88.

Teh LSL, Teh LCL, Sumaila UR, Cheung W (2013). Time discounting and the overexploitation of coral reefs. Environmental and Resource Economics. doi 10.1007.s10640-013-9674-7.

Teh LCL, Teh LSL, Pitcher TJ (2012) A tool for site prioritisation of marine protected areas under data poor conditions. Marine Policy 36(6): 1290-1300.

Teh LCL, Teh LSL, Meitner MJ (2012) Preferred resource spaces and fisher flexibility: implications for spatial management of small scale fisheries. Human Ecology 40: 213-226.

Teh LCL, Teh LSL (2011) A fuzzy logic approach to marine spatial management. Environmental Management 47(4): 536-545.

Teh LSL, Teh LCL, Sumaila UR (2011) Low discounting behaviour among small-scale fishers in Fiji and Sabah, Malaysia. Sustainability 3: 897-913.

Teh LSL, Teh LCL, Sumaila UR (2011) Quantifying the overlooked socio-economic contribution of small-scale fisheries in Sabah, Malaysia. Fisheries Research 110(3): 450-458.

Teh L, Teh L, Starkhouse B, Sumaila UR (2009) An overview of socio-economic and ecological perspectives of Fiji’s inshore reef fisheries. Marine Policy 33(5): 807-817.

Teh LCL, Teh LSL, Chung FC. (2008) A private management approach to coral reef conservation in Sabah, Malaysia. Biodiversity and Conservation 17(13): 3061-3077.

Teh L, Teh L, Starkhouse B, Kuridrani N, Sumaila R (2008) Preliminary assessment of the socio-economic importance of export trade in coral reef resources on Fijian society. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 7-11 July 2008.

Teh L, Cabanban AS (2007) Planning for sustainable tourism in southern Pulau Banggi: an assessment of biophysical conditions and their implications for future tourism development. Journal of Environmental Management 85(4): 999-1008.

Teh L, Zeller D, Cabanban AS, Teh L, Sumaila UR (2007) Seasonality and historical trends in the reef fisheries of Pulau Banggi, Sabah, Malaysia. Coral Reefs 26(2): 251-263.

Selected Non-refereed Publications

Cinco EA, Zylich K, Teh LCL,Pauly D (2015) The marine and estuarine fisheries of Brunei Darussalam, 1950 to 2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-29, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 16 p.

Mahmoud H, Teh LCL, Khalfallah M, Pauly D (2015) Reconstruction of marine fisheries statistics in the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-85, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 16 p.

Simmons G, Bremner G, Stringer C, Torkington B, Teh LCL, Zylich K, Zeller D, Pauly D, Whittaker H (2015) Preliminary reconstruction of marine fisheries catches for New Zealand (1950-2010). Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-87, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 33 p.

Teh LCL, Zeller D, Pauly D (2015) Preliminary reconstruction of Thailand’s fisheries catches: 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-01, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 14 p.

Teh LCL, Zylich K, Zeller D (2015) FAO area 18 (Arctic Sea): Catch data reconstruction extension of Zeller et al. (2011) to 2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-14, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 5 p.

Teh LCL, Kinch J, Zylich K, Zeller D (2014) Reconstructing Papua New Guinea’s marine fisheries catch, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2014-09, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 23 p.

Teh LCL, Shon D, Zylich K, Zeller D (2014) Reconstructing Cambodia’s marine fisheries catch, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2014-18, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 12 p.

Teh LCL and Teh LSL (2014) Reconstructing the marine fisheries catch of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2014-16, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 20 p.

Teh LCL, Zeller D, Zylich K, Nguyen G, Harper S (2014) Reconstructing Vietnam’s marine fisheries catch, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2014-17, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 10 p.

Teh LCL, Zylich K, Zeller D (2014) Preliminary reconstruction of Bermuda’s marine fisheries catches, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2014-24, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 17 p.

Kam SP, Badjeck MC, Teh L, Teh L, Be Nam VT et al. (2010) Economics of adaptation to climate change in Vietnam’s aquaculture sector: a case study. Report to the World Bank.

Teh L, Teh L (2010) Learning about the spatial use of fishing grounds in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. FishBytes 16(6): 2.

Teh L, Teh L (2009) Illegal gill net catch in the Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area, Malaysia. FishBytes 15(5) 1-2.

Teh L, Teh L, Zeller D, Cabanban AS (2009) Historical perspective of Sabah’s marine fisheries. In: Zeller D, Harper S (eds.) Fisheries catch reconstructions: Islands, Part I. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 17(5): 77-98.

Teh L, Teh L (2007) Tackling data-less fisheries in Pulau Banggi, Sabah. FishBytes 13(6) 3.