Faculty and Researchers
Dr Mei Sato
Students & Research Questions
Post Doctoral Fellows
How adaptable are bowhead and North Atlantic right whales to environmental change?
Land-to-sea flow of terrestrially sourced parasites impact marine mammal health in coastal ecosystems.
Multi-species modeling of predator/prey interactions between pinnipeds and Pacific salmon in the Strait of Georgia.
Using a multispecies population dynamics model approach to determine to what extent gray seal predation impacts Atlantic cod fishery recovery. Also, I’ll be exploring management options that mitigate predation effect
Exploring how pinniped cardiovascular anatomy and physiology relates to diving ability
Looking at the foraging patterns of Arctic marine mammals in stochastic and changing environments. How habitat variability and anthropogenic climate change affect the foraging efficiency of beluga whales, narwhals, and polar bears.
Selina Agbayani – MSc IRES
Modelling gray whale migration routes and foraging habitat in the face of climate change
Ecological physiology, animal behaviour and physiology, conservation biology
Zach Scherker – MSc MMRU
Opportunistic foragers (brown trout, sculpins, common mergansers, North American river otters, American mink, and Pacific harbour seals) are suspected of preying on juvenile salmon in rivers and estuaries—and may account for critical low numbers of Chinook salmon in British Columbia.
NSERC USRA Students
Administration & Support
Renee La Roi
Over thirty students have graduated since 1996. Click on alumni to see our list of graduates and their research.