Local Organising Committee for ClimEco7


Tayler´s main research interests are data deficient fisheries in the tropical Eastern Pacific and how they may be affected by climate change. Tayler started working with fisheries in 2007, as a researcher for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Unit of the University of Costa Rica. There, she gained experience in field biology working with shrimp trawl fisheries and small-scale fisheries in Costa Rica. She is now a PhD student at the Changing Oceans Research Unit of the Institute of the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia. Under the mentorship of Dr. William Cheung, Tayler aims to understand how environmental change may transform the biogeography of living marine resources, using empirical data and model simulations. She is also developing a new method that will allow us to understand and project the impacts of warming and deoxygenation on data-deficient fisheries resources.

Annie Mejaes

Annie Mejaes is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, with a focus on fisheries economics. Under the supervision of Dr. Rashid Sumaila, her thesis will explore the nature and scope of different forms of aquaculture and their economic contributions. Prior to starting the program, Annie conducted marine conservation, environmental, and geospatial work across government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academia in Hong Kong, Chile and the USA.

Muhammed Oyinlola

Muhammed A. Oyinlola is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia. His research aims to understand the potential contribution of aquatic food systems to future global seafood production particularly under climate change. He engaged predictive models and scenarios for his research investigations. He worked as an aquaculture technician in Malta, and an aquaculture extension officer, farm supervisor and aquaculture training officer in both public and private organisations in Nigeria.

Juliano Palacios

Juliano is a PhD student at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries of the University of British Columbia. He is main research interest is how climate change impacts fisheries management in Latin America and how to mitigate the socio-ecological implications. Under the guidance of Dr. William Cheung, his thesis explores how climate change is shifting the known distribution of marine fishes around the world. Specifically, he looks at how such shifts are having uncertain feedbacks on marine systems and dependent fishing communities, accentuating sources of conflict over shared marine resources, and highlighting the need for adaptive, collaborative, ecosystem-based management strategies.