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Looking for predators that ate salmon, an Indigenous biologist suggested looking at heron. Discarded tags proved Pacific great blue herons could be scooping up as many as 3-6% of all juvenile salmon.

The paper, written in 1999 by Dr. Curtis Suttle (UBC) and Dr. Steven Wilhelm (University of Tennessee), is honoured for leading to a "fundamental shift in research focus and interpretation."

In August 2020, Marine Mammal Research Unit (MMRU) researchers set sail to determine whether there are enough chinook salmon to support southern resident killer whales in the Salish Sea.

Understanding the needs of bowheads is a crucial first step taken to learn how they will respond to climate change.

"We learned that the water and sediments are polluted with microplastics. The global ocean is basically a dump. We need to change our behaviours, our preferences and our consumption.”

Indigenous fisheries scientist, conservation biologist and Nisga’a Nation member Dr. Andrea Reid joining as Principal Investigator.

UBC researchers set out to determine who was eating juvenile salmon, and when and where it was occurring by capturing and tracking harbour seals that carried cell-phone-like devices that recorded everything and everywhere the seals went.

Zooplankton communities are profoundly shaped by BC's complicated coastlines, creating a mosaic of foraging conditions for the juvenile salmon that depend on them for sustenance.

Ocean Leaders teaches students from across disciplines in the natural and social sciences how to communicate marine research to a broad audience

The University Killam Professorship is the highest honour that UBC can confer on a faculty member, and recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields.