Mei Sato

Research Associate
Institute for the Ocean and Fisheries (UBC)
Marine Mammal Research Unit

Degrees:
PhD

Contact Information

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia
AERL, 2202 Main Mall, V6T 1Z4
Vancouver, British Columbia
Email: m.sato@oceans.ubc.ca
Phone: (604) 822-9111

Research Interests

My research focuses on responses of marine animal behaviour to biological and physical forcing across a range of temporal and spatial scales. Simultaneous quantification of biological and physical properties of the ocean is key to understanding the behavior of marine organisms. I am particularly interested in small-scale variability behaviour, distributions, and predator-prey interactions of fish and zooplankton communities – and how this drives population and ecosystem dynamics. In order to address problems across a range of temporal/spatial scales, I use hydroacoustics in different platforms (vessels, moorings, cabled observatories) combined with net sampling and physical measurements.

Website:
http://mmru.ubc.ca/personnel/mei-sato/

Selected Publications:

ResearchGate