Tyler Eddy

Tyler-Eddy-photo.jpgPostdoctoral Fellow
NF – Nereus Program

BSc (Honours)


Research Interests

I am interested in the impacts of coastal resource use on marine ecosystems in the past, present, and future. I have participated in field expeditions to the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile, the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, and throughout Atlantic Canada observing subtidal communities. I employ a range of ecological and statistical modelling techniques to understand relationships between fishing, climate change, and marine ecosystems. My work contributes to the fields of marine ecology, fisheries science and management, marine conservation, historical ecology, and climate change. I am a visiting scientist at Dalhousie University, Canada and the Charles Darwin Foundation, Galápagos, Ecuador and the regional coordinator for FISH-MIP, based at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany.


Tyler Eddy is a Nippon Foundation Nereus Program postdoctoral fellow working on the One Ocean Project, which aims to integrate ecological and societal information sources to understand human impacts on the oceans from pre-industrial times to the present day, and to make future projections under different climate change and fishing scenarios. The One Ocean Project will quantify the capacity of, and the human demand on, the oceans throughout time, and will develop a range of indicators to test ecological hypotheses.

Contact Information

Email: t.eddy@oceans.ubc.ca

Twitter: @tyzissou

Selected Publications:

Eddy TD, Araújo JN, Bundy A, Fulton EA, Lotze HK. 2016. Effectiveness of lobster fisheries management in New Zealand and Nova Scotia from multi-species and ecosystem perspectives. ICES Journal of Marine Science. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw127

Eddy TD, Lotze HK, Fulton EA, Coll M, Ainsworth C, Araújo JN, Bulman C, Bundy A, Christensen V, Field J, Gribble N, Hasan M, Mackinson S, Townsend H. 2016. Ecosystem effects of invertebrate fisheries. Fish and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12165

Payne MR, Barange M, Batchelder HP, Cheung WWL, Cormon X, Eddy TD, Fernandes JA, Hollowed A, Jones MC, Link JS, MacKenzie BR, Neubauer P, Ortiz I, Queiros AM, Paula JR. 2016. Uncertainties in projecting climate change impacts in marine ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 73: 1272-1282

Baker DGL, Eddy TD, McIver R, Schmidt AL, Thériault MH, Boudreau M, Courtenay S, Lotze HK. 2016. Comparative analysis of different survey methods for monitoring fish assemblages in coastal habitats. PeerJ: 4:e1832

Eddy TD, Coll M, Fulton EA, Lotze HK. 2015. Trade-offs between invertebrate fisheries catches and ecosystem impacts in coastal New Zealand. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 1380-1388

Cornwall CE, Eddy TD. 2015. Effects of near-future ocean acidification, fishing, and marine protection on a temperate, coastal ecosystem. Conservation Biology 29: 207-215

Pérez-Matus A, Ramírez F, Eddy TD, Cole R. 2014. Subtidal reef fish and macrobenthic community structure at the temperate Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 42: 814-826

Eddy TD, Pande A, Gardner JPA. 2014. Massive differential site-specific and species-specific responses of temperate reef fishes to marine reserve protection. Global Ecology and Conservation 1:13-26

Eddy TD. 2014. One hundred-fold difference between perceived and actual levels of marine protection in New Zealand. Marine Policy 46: 61-67

Eddy TD, Pitcher TJ, MacDiarmid AB, Byfield TT, Jones T, Tam J, Bell JJ, Gardner JPA. 2014. Lobsters as keystone: Only in unfished ecosystems? Ecological Modelling 275: 48-72

Eddy TD. 2013. On the need for meaningful marine protected area (MPA) standards. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23: 481-482

Ramírez FM, Pérez-Matus, A, Eddy, TD, Landaeta M. 2013. Trophic ecology of abundant reef fishes in a remote Oceanic Island: Coupling diet and feeding morphology at the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 93: 1457-1469

Eddy TD. 2011. Recent observations of reef fishes at the Kermadec Islands Marine Reserve, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 45: 153-159

Eddy TD, Gardner JPA, Pérez-Matus A. 2010. Applying fishers’ ecological knowledge to construct past and future lobster stocks in the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. PLOS ONE 5: e13670. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013670