The Ocean Leaders program at UBC provides students with the skills to address interdisciplinary marine challenges.
Recent work, described in Policy Options, evaluates Canada's obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.
Our ongoing Pacific Islands research looks at the obstacles to adapting to sea-level rise and climate change.
As part of our research on climate change and coastal ecosystems, we developed a new coral bleaching database.
I am an Associate Professor of Climatology at the University of British Columbia who studies how climate and climate change affects society and the environment.
Read more here.
I lead a diverse research program at the interface of climate science, marine science, and public policy. In order to ensure policy relevance, my research program continually asks new questions and crosses disciplinary boundaries.
As a scientist, writer, and public speaker, I regularly work with community groups, policymakers, and the media in Canada and abroad to educate about climate change and to help bridge the gap between science and policy.
The team of students and researchers in my Climate and Coastal Ecosystem Laboratory (CCEL) study an array of interdisciplinary climate problems, from the fate of the world's coral reefs to the challenges of adaptation in the developing world.
I have been working with local government and communities in the Republic of Kiribati since 2005 to understand the effects of climate change and to build research capacity. Papers, reports, and videos are available here, with more to come.
Coral Bleaching Database
Our group has developed a new historical database of coral bleaching observations and probabilities from around the world.
See here for details.