Professor Andrew Trites Lecture

Professor Andrew Trites
Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit
Fisheries Centre, UBC

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on November 12, 2011 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.
Note: Photos still to come.


The Puzzling Disappearance of Sea Lions in Alaska:
Is the North Pacific Ecosystem on the Verge of Collapse?


Dr. Trites has been studying marine mammals in the North Pacific for over 30 years. His research spans the fields of nutrition, ecology, physiology, anthropology and oceanography; and involves captive studies, field studies and simulation models that range from single species to whole ecosystems. His research program is designed to further the conservation and understanding of marine mammals, and resolve conflicts between people and marine mammals. He recently led the Blue Whale Project to display the world’s largest freely suspended skeleton at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum.