Seminar Videos


Quantitative Seminar: A closed-loop simulation framework for quantifying the consequences of stock assessment retrospective patterns

Dr. Quang Hunyh
October 20, 2020

Quantitative Seminar: Harvest control rules for dealing with persistent changes in population parameters

Dr. Roberto Licandeo, postdoctoral fellow, IOF
October 6, 2020

“Two-Eyed Seeing”: An Indigenous framework to transform fisheries research and management

Dr. Andrea Reid, incoming Assistant Professor, Indigenous Fisheries, UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
October 2, 2020

Modern slavery at sea: Working conditions in a changing marine environment

Dr. Jessica Sparks, University of Nottingham
September 25, 2020

Quantitative Seminar: Role of marine mammal predation in recent B.C. fishery collapses

Dr. Carl Walters, Professor Emeritus, IOF
September 22, 2020

The ocean genome and future prospects for conservation and equity

Dr. Robert Blasiak, Stockholm Resilience Centre
September 18, 2020

The Clam Garden Network: Exploring the social-ecological contexts of clam management in the past, present and future

Dr. Dana Lepofsky, Professor, Archaeology Department, Simon Fraser University (SFU)
September 11, 2020


Environmental changes influence coastal plankton communities with implications on food quantity and quality for fish

Dr. Jessica Garzke, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pelagic Ecosystems Lab
March 13, 2020

Art as a force for conservation

Jeffrey Whiting, President & Founder, Artists for Conservation
March 6, 2020

The ecological mechanics of range shifts in a warming world

Dr. Jennifer Sunday, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, McGill University
February 28, 2020

Spying and snitching on fishy behaviour at sea – Spyglass app

Dr. Dyhia Belhabib, Principal Investigator, Fisheries, Ecotrust Canada
January 31, 2020

The Outlaw Ocean: A conversation with Ian Urbina

Peter Klein (Professor, UBC Journalism), in conversation with Ian Urbina (Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times investigative reporter)
January 24, 2020

Unsettling fisheries science

Nigel Haggan, MA, MSc, PhD
January 17, 2020

The fish you don’t know you eat: A panel discussion

Panellists: Peter Klein, Professor UBC Journalism & Executive Director, Global Reporting Centre
Caroline Graham, MSc Student, IOF and GRC Fellow (China)
Thomas Smith, MSc Student, IOF and GRC Fellow (West Africa)
Moderator: Monique Rodrigues, UBC Journalism Alum and GRC Fellow (Peru)
January 10, 2020

Advancing food web modelling capabilities to analyse global ocean futures

Marta Coll
Researcher, Institute of Marine Science (ICM–CSIC) (Barcelona, Spain)
November 22, 2019

Recent advances in the Ecopath with Ecosim food (EwE) web modelling approach

Jeroen Steenbeek
Software engineer, Ecopath International Initiative
November 15, 2019
Steenbeek slides (PDF)

Supporting Access and Conservation by Small-Scale Fishermen in a Neoliberal World

Dr Evelyn Pinkerton
Professor, School of Resource & Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
November 1, 2019
Pinkerton slides (PPT)

Touching salmon: When is it wrong? Consequences of release or escape from fisheries capture

Dr Scott Hinch
Professor, UBC Forestry
October 21, 2019

Science advice in the context of complex and changing ocean ecosystems

Dr Alejandro Buren
Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
October 4, 2019

International Gulf of Alaska Expedition

Dr Evgeny Pakhomov, Professor and Director, UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Dr Brian Hunt, Hakai Professor in Oceanography, UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
March 28, 2019

Winter is coming: Freeze tolerance in the intertidal

Dr Katie Marshall
Assistant Professor, UBC Zoology
March 22, 2019

Toward a unified science of ecological change: Advances in metabolic scaling and biodiversity science

Dr Mary O'Connor
Professor, UBC Zoology
March 8, 2019

Putting Science in Fiction: a panel discussion

Panelists: Kristi Charish, Seanan McGuire, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
March 1, 2019

From partner to watchdog: The evolution of SeaChoice, Canada’s sustainable seafood program

Dr Sarah Foster, National Manager
Kian Veitch, Seafood Supply Chain Analyst
February 15, 2019

Evidence-informed conservation and management: An aquatic perspective

Dr Steven J. Cooke
Professor, Carleton University
February 8, 2019

When and how to worry about Ocean Acidification: the case of the Greenland Shrimp fishery

Dr Brooks Kaiser
Visiting Professor, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
January 18, 2019

Anguillid eel conservation: A global perspective

Dr. Matthew Gollock
Chair, Anguillid Eel Specialist Group, IUCN Freshwater Fish Specialist Group
January 11, 2019

Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fisheries

Shaun Strobel
Co-founder, Skipper Otto's
November 30, 2018

Surprising global tradeoffs and synergies between fisheries and conservation

Prof. Matthew G. Burgess
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
November 16, 2018

21st century fisheries management on Canada’s Pacific coast

Neil Davis and Dr Robyn Forrest
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
November 2, 2018

A Land Down Under: Starting up Sea Around Us - Indian Ocean

Dr. Dirk Zeller
Professor of Marine Conservation, Sea Around Us - Indian Ocean, University of Western Australia
October 26, 2018

Fish Wars

Dr. Philippe Le Billon
Professor, UBC Department of Geography and Liu Institute for Global Issues
October 19, 2018

A new generation of ocean observing approaches to link plankton dynamics to fisheries science and management

Dr. Philippe Tortell
Professor, UBC Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
October 5, 2018

Nitrogen Hunting from Land to Ocean

Dr. Sybil P. Seitzinger
Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
September 21, 2018

Biogeography and spatial ecology in fisheries research: The spatial dimension of fisheries

Dr. Jose Mª Bellido Millán
Professor, Spanish Institute of Oceanography
September 14, 2018

Unsettling Environmental Review: Thoughts from the Pipelines and the Poetics of Place Project

Dr. Nigel Haggan
(for more details about this film, please contact Nigel Haggan)
September 7, 2018


Ocean warming, marine fisheries and climate adaption: Insights from the Northeast US

Dr. Katherine Mills
Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
October 29, 2018

How much fish do they eat? The science behind food requirement estimates for marine mammals

Dr. David Rosen
Research Associate, Marine Mammal Research Unit
October 22, 2018

Rodents of Unusual Size: The value of marine mammals in the lab for ocean conservation science

Dr. David Rosen
Research Associate, Marine Mammal Research Unit
October 22, 2018


10,000 years after Neolithisation, the shift from fisheries to aquaculture on a global scale: consequences, and possible solutions

Dr. Fabrice Teletchea
Professor, University of Lorraine
June 29, 2018
Dr. Teletchea appeared as part of the 2018 French Scholars Lecture Series sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

Invasive Asian carp: how did they get here and how do we stop them?

Dr. Peter Sorensen
Professor, University of Minnesota
May 11, 2018

A brief history of Canada's iconic Northern cod: decline, recovery and what comes next

Dr. George Rose,
Professor (retired), Memorial University of Newfoundland
April 29, 2018


Lessons learned from Management Strategy Evaluation in BC's fisheries

Dr. Robyn Forrest and team,
Quantitative Assessment Methods Section, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
April 6, 2018

Experiences in the development of operating models for global fisheries: the inconvenient, the incoherent and the inexcusable

Dr. Tom Carruthers
Assistant Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
March 23, 2018

Subsidies, climate change, high seas protection and the fair sharing of the global ocean

Dr. Rashid Sumaila
Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
March 16, 2018

New methods for estimating the status of data-poor fisheries

Dr. Rainer Froese
Senior Scientist, GEOMAR
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research
March 9, 2018

Science in the service of conservation of Canadian freshwater fish species-at-risk

Dr. Eric (Rick) Taylor
Professor, UBC Department of Zoology
Director and Curator of Fishes, Beaty Biodiversity Museum
March 2, 2018

Reshaping societal expectations: Four reasons why mature economies should converge on zero economic growth

Dr. Jordan Rosenfeld
Aquatic Scientist, Applied Freshwater Ecology Research Unit
February 16, 2018

From Seahorses to Sharks: Species Conservation for the Global Oceans

Riley Pollom
Programme Officer, IUCN SSG Shark Specialist Group, Simon Fraser University
February 2, 2018

Under Pressure: Vulnerability and resilience of marine ecosystems and fisheries to multiple stressors

Dr. Fiorenza Micheli, David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science, Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
January 19, 2018

State-space models: the good, the bad and the ugly

Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé. Assistant Professor, UBC Dept. of Statistics and Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
January 12, 2018

The plight of freshwater fisheries and prospect of using protected areas to sustain them

Dr. Peter Sorensen, Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
University of Minnesota
January 5, 2018

Measuring the carbon footprint of global fisheries and aquaculture

Dr. Robert Parker, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Fisheries Economic Research Unit
December 1, 2017

The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs: leadership through engagement

Dr. Moura Quayle, Director pro tem, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
November 24, 2017

Trends and future priorities for market-based marine conservation initiatives

Dr. Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, Ocean Wise Seafood Specialist and Honorary Research Associate, IOF
November 17, 2017

The Oceans Enabling Sustainable Development, and Development Enabling Sustainable Oceans: Research to Support Global Goals

Dr. Gerald Singh, Senior Nereus Fellow, Nippon Foundation – UBC Nereus Program
November 10, 2017

Reflections on an Academic Career

Judith G. Hall, Professor Emeritus, Departments of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital
November 3, 2017

Recreational Shark Fishing in Florida: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of an Emerging Conservation Issue

Dr. David Shiffman, Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Simon Fraser University
October 20, 2017

The 21st Century Wharf

Dr. Josh Eagle, Solomon Blatt Professor of Law, Director, Coastal Law Field Lab, University of South Carolina
October 13, 2017

Perspectives on the societal contribution of small-scale fisheries

Dr. Lydia Teh, Research Associate, Nippon Foundation – UBC Nereus Program, and Changing Oceans Research Unit
Dr. Louise Teh, Research Associate, Fisheries Economics Research Unit
September 29, 2017

Are ecosystem models used for management and policy?

Dr. Villy Christensen, Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC
September 29, 2017

Turning national commitments into conservation action for seahorses

Dr. Sarah Foster, National Coordinator, SeaChoice, and Honorary Research Associate; Project Seahorse
September 22, 2017

Enabling (or bracing for) the Blue Economy: equity, sustainability, and growth for the marine industrial revolution

Dr. Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, Program Manager and Research Associate, Nippon Foundation – UBC Nereus Program
September 15, 2017

Why Communicate Science? SCIence Communication Action Team - SciCAT!

Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics, Senior Scientist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, co-host of CBC's The Nature of Things.
September 8, 2017


Conservation Research of Giant Clams

Dr. Mei Lin Neo, Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
May 12, 2017


Fish, farms, and flow: adaptive habitat differentiation and environmental impacts on stream salmonids (plus some comparative ecosystem ecology)

Dr. Jordan Rosenfeld, Stream Ecology Scientist, BC Ministry of Environment
April 7, 2017

Ugly fish, science engagement and the indigenous basket

Dr. Dyhia Belhabib, Program Manager, Ecotrust Canada
March 31, 2017

Jellyfish - food of the future?

Dr. Lucas Brotz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sea Around Us
March 24, 2017

Our Changing Role in Science

Dr. Brian Riddell, President and CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation
March 17, 2017

What is the real catch amount of the world? And what is preventing us from seeing it

Dr. Daniel Pauly, University Killam Professor, UBC
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
February 17, 2017

Student Presentations - February 10, 2017

Adapting to climate change in small-scale fisheries: a regional study of Pacific North America
Melanie Ang (MSc candidate)

Impacts of physiological condition and age on migration survival and behaviour of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) smolts
Christine Stevenson (MSc candidate)

Prey and diet of juvenile sockeye salmon across spatial and temporal gradients
Samantha James (MSc candidate)

Early gonad development of the spinecheek anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus)
Yovela Wang (MSc candidate)


Predatory aliens: Indo-Pacific lionfish on Caribbean reefs

Dr. Isabelle Côté, Simon Fraser University
December, 2015

What I learned from travelling with dolphin hunters

Stefan Austermühle
March, 2015

Conservation Economics: Close the high seas to boost global catch, equality

Dr. U Rashid Sumaila, UBC
February 27, 2015

Governing fisheries for food security

Dr. Eddie Allison, University of Washington
February 13, 2015

The role of the moral economy in North American small-scale fisheries: confronting neoliberal policies

Dr. Evelyn Pinkerton, Simon Fraser University
February 6, 2015

Sell or Perish: Analysis of Japan’s Fresh Fish Market as a Newsvendor Problem

Dr. Wilf Swartz, UBC
January 30, 2015

An introduction to fisheries law and examination of property rights in fisheries management schemes

Adam Soliman, The Fisheries Law Centre, director & founder
January 30, 2015

Quesnel Lake Sockeye Salmon: Large escapements, trophic surprises, and the consequences of density-dependence

Dr. Daniel Selbie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Cultus Lake Salmon Research Laboratory
January 16, 2015

Skipper Ottos’ Community Supported Fishery How the Community Supported Fishery movement is changing commercial fishing in British Columbia, Canada

Sonia Strobel
January 9, 2015


March 6, 2015

  • Using individual vessel quotas to reduce and manage coral and sponge bycatch in the B.C. groundfish trawl fishery, John Driscoll
  • Saving Nemo (...without the bunnies), Rebecca Singleton
  • Local seafood and community support fisheries (CSFs) in North America, Allison Witter

March 13, 2015

  • From Kant to kippers, Jeff Scott
  • Economic valuation of British Columbia's small and large scale fisheries, Darah Gibson
  • Sea Changes: Contributing to the transformation of coral reef management in an evolving global climate, Ravi Maharaj


Monitoring deep-sea benthic communities on large spatial scales: a collaborative leap toward ecosystem-based management of bottom contact fisheries

Dr. Sean Cox, SFU
November 28, 2014

Sleepers creepers? Evidence of sleeper shark predation on Steller sea lions and implications for fisheries

Dr. Markus Horning, Oregon State University
November 21, 2014

Cross-Disciplinary and Cross-Community Explorations into Traditional Mariculture on the Northwest Coast

Dr. Dana Lepofsky, Simon Fraser University
November 14, 2014

Innovations and Opportunities in Small-Scale Fisheries

Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, MUN, Canada
November 7, 2014

Evaluating the Ethics and Sustainability of Fisheries

Dr. Tony Pitcher, UBC
October 31, 2014

Fishing Down Through the Food Web

Dr. Villy Christensen, UBC
October 24, 2014

Biology of eulachon in the Fraser River: critical knowledge gaps

Dr Doug Hay, UBC
October 22, 2014

An integrated evaluation of stock enhancement of recreational fisheries, applied to red drum in Florida, USA

Dr. Ed Camp, University of Florida
October 10, 2014

Assessment and management of Pacific halibut

Dr. Steve Martell, International Pacific Halibut Commission
October 3, 2014

Changing climate and changing behaviour

Dr. Scott Hinch, UBC
September 17, 2014