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Travis Tai

Post-doctoral Scientist: Salmon Population Risk Assessment

Travis joined PCIC in September 2020 to work on salmon population risk assessments as part of the BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund. He will be working on integrating hydrological models and developing a climate change risk assessment framework  for salmon species across BC.

Travis completed his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, where he investigated the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on biology, population dynamics, and catch of fisheries species. He joins us after complete a one year post-doc split between UBC and Iwate University in Japan, where he continued his research on climate change impacts on fisheries, but also worked on fisheries monitoring and documentation systems. In his spare time he enjoys time spent outside mountain biking, skiing, hiking, camping, and anything active. 

  • Ph.D. Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia
  • M.Sc. Biology, University of Victoria
  • B.Sc. Biology, University of Western Ontario
Selected Publications: 

Sumaila UR, Tai TC. (2020). End overfishing and increase the resilience of the ocean to climate change. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:523.

Tai TC, Steiner N, Hoover C, Cheung WWL, Sumaila UR. (2019). Evaluating present and future potential of Arctic fisheries in Canada. Marine Policy. 108:103637.

Sumaila UR, Tai TC, Lam VWY, Cheung WWL, Bailey M, Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Chen OL, Gulati SS. (2019). Benefits of the Paris Agreement to ocean life, economies, and people. Science Advances. 5:eaau3855. [Open Access].

Tai TC, Robinson JPW. (2018). Enhancing climate change research with open science. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 6: Article 115. [Open access].

Tai TC, Cashion T, Lam VWY, Swartz W, Sumaila UR. (2017). Ex-vessel fish price database: disaggregating prices for low-priced species destined for reduction fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:1-10. [Open access].