Marie Auger-Méthé

Assistant Professor

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Department of Statistics

Degrees: BSc (Hons); MSc; PhD

Contact Information

Office phone: 604-822-1658

Office location: Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Room 241, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia

Twitter: @AugerMethe

Research Interests

Marie is broadly interested in developing and applying statistical tools to infer behavioural and population processes from empirical data. While she is mostly interested in marine and polar species (e.g. narwhals and polar bears), the methods she develops are usually applicable to a wide range of species and ecosystems. Her current work centres on modelling animal behaviour using movement data. In addition, Marie is interested in the conservation and management of marine and polar ecosystems.


Marie is an assistant professor in the Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries and in the Department of Statistics. Most of her work is interdisciplinary in nature and at the intersection between ecology, statistics, and marine sciences. Her recent focus has been on developing and applying statistical models to understand the movement and space use of marine species. Prior to starting at UBC, Marie did her PhD at the University of Alberta, and a BSC, MSc, and Postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University.


  • Stat 547H – Statistics in Ecology