Tinkers, seeders and squishy lobster: Science in support of Treaty fisheries

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

In September 2021, Dr. Megan Bailey (UBC alum and Associate Professor, Dalhousie University) spent time on board the “Mamma Ain’t Happy”, a Sipekne’katik-owned fishing vessel harvesting lobster under Food, Social, and Ceremonial tags. She was working with community members to record lobster data, notably, ‘tinkers’, ‘seeders’ and squishy lobster. How Dr. Bailey came to be […]

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Recent tensions between productive opportunities and conservation risks: case studies on fish, fisheries and aquaculture in southern Patagonia

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

Speaker: Dr. Facundo Llompart Researcher, Austral Center for Scientific Research (CADIC) Argentina is experiencing a growing footprint of human activities on natural ecosystems. Pressure for economic growth, energy supply, and urban development has recently extended to isolated and almost pristine habitats in southern Patagonia. The main focus of this seminar is to present two study […]

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El Pueblo es El Mar – The people are the sea

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Hybrid: In-person/Zoom El Pueblo es El Mar - The people are the sea. An initiative of the SOS project, Somos OceanoS 2030 Speaker: Veronica Relano IOF PhD graduate During this seminar, Veronica Relano will present her documentary “El Pueblo es El Mar - The people are the Sea”, which is part of her Ocean Decade […]

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Portrait of the marine biodiversity in the Canadian Arctic

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During this presentation, Dr. Archambault will discuss misconceptions that circulate about marine biodiversity in the Canadian Arctic. For example, the Arctic is seen as an area with low marine biodiversity, but is that the case in Canada? Furthermore, climate change affects sea ice cover, and Arctic marine life depends on this environmental condition, but will […]

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2022 Larkin Lecture: Critical Freshwater Fish Futures: using interdisciplinary and arts-based research approaches to engage relationships between Indigenous sovereignty and freshwater fish well-being

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Hybrid presentation: in person: AERL Theatre (Rm. 120, 2202 Main Mall) / over ZOOM Speaker: Dr. Zoe Todd Associate Professor Department of Sociology and Anthropology Carleton University This talk provides an overview of the relationships between Indigenous sovereignty and freshwater fish futures in Canada, with an explicit focus on ongoing community-driven interdisciplinary research partnerships in […]

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Arts-based participatory research methods for more inclusive area-based ocean management

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Current ocean management approaches are often characterised by economic or environmental objectives, paying limited consideration to social and cultural dimensions, as well as Indigenous and local knowledge. Piloting arts-based participatory research methods to co-produce knowledge with Indigenous and local knowledge holders in Algoa Bay, South Africa, the research finds that the use of photography and […]

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Migration, stress, and animal health: Using movement ecology to support conservation for narwhal and other marine mammals in the Arctic

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Speaker: Dr. Courtney Shuert Postdoctoral Fellow, IOF’s Statistical Ecology Research Group & Fisheries and Oceans Canada The compounding and accelerating effects of climate change are rapidly altering the environment that animals experience. While every animal may experience stress throughout their life-history, alterations to the physical and biotic environment, soundscape, and phenological cues can increase stress […]

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The Anthropocene Ocean: challenges and prospects for ocean sustainability

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Speaker: Dr. Jean-Baptiste Jouffray Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University Humans have become a dominant force of planetary change. This epoch, referred to as the Anthropocene, implies profound alterations to the Earth’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems upon which so many people depend. The prospect of an era of blue growth, in particular, poses unprecedented sustainability and […]

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How Ancestral Voyaging Mobilizes Knowledge of Biodiversity & Climate Change

Liu Institute for Global Issues 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

Reception to follow xʷθəθiqətəm or The Place of Many Trees Liu Institute for Global Issues 6476 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2   The future of the ocean is essential to the planet’s future and human life. Climate change intersects profoundly with biodiversity, food security for billions of humans, culture, and economy and peace. […]

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Marine Heatwave-Driven Transformation of Coral Reef Ecosystems

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia

Speaker: Dr. Julia K. Baum Professor and President’s Chair, Ocean Ecology and Global Change, University of Victoria Climate change-amplified marine heatwaves now pose an imminent threat to the world’s tropical coral reefs. On almost all coral reefs, however, climate change is superimposed on a suite of local anthropogenic stressors, and available evidence suggests that these […]

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