Mei Sato

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


Contact Information

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia
AERL, 2202 Main Mall, V6T 1Z4
Vancouver, British Columbia
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.


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