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Details of Dr. Thomas Anthony Okey   


Gender male
Job title Senior Science Advisor
Department Ecological Sciences
West Coast Aquatic, AMB Office ( WCA)
#3 4310 10th Avenue Port Alberni V9Y 4X4
#3 4310 10th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4X4
Tel (250) 720-9676
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Website http://csi-global.org/, http://www.westcoastaquatic.ca/
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Degree BSc, MSc, PHD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Data Management , Information Management & Library , Natural Resource Management , Decision Making & Policy
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Activities Conducting Pew Fellowship Project in Marine Conservation on the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems. Supporting integrated marine sustainability planning including marine spatial zoning.
Research Region West Coast of North America, NE Pacific, and globally
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise • Climate change impacts, marine and terrestrial • Ecosystem-based and area-based management • Local and traditional ecological knowledge • Policy and conservation strategies • Community ecology and disturbance • Trophodynamic modeling—Ecopath/ Ecosim • Tools for biodiversity conservation • Sampling and experimental design
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Thomas OKEY)

Wright, B.A. and T.A. Okey. 2004. Creating a sustainable future? Science 304(5679): 1903.
Prince, J. D., N. R. Loneragan, and T. A. Okey. 2008. Contraction of the banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis) fishery of Albatross Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 59:383-390
Jordan, F., T. A. Okey, B. Bauere, and S. Libralato. 2008. Identifying important species: Linking structure and function in ecological networks. Ecological Modelling 216:75-80.
Poloczanska, E. S., R. C. Babcock, A. Butler, A. J. Hobday, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, T. J. Kunz, R. Matear, D. Milton, T. A. Okey, and A. J. Richardson. 2007. Climate change and Australian marine life. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 45: 407-478.
Okey, T. A., B. A. Wright, and M. Y. Brubaker. 2007. Salmon shark connections: North Pacific climate change, indirect fisheries effects, or just variability? Fish and Fisheries 8:359-366.
Okey, T.A. and B.A. Wright. 2005. Sufficient fuel taxes would enhance ecologies, economies, and communities. Ecological Economics 53: 1-4.
Okey, T.A., S. Banks, A.F. Born, R.H. Bustamante, M. Calvopiña, G.J. Edgar, E. Espinoza, J.M. Fariña, L.E. Garske, G.K. Reck, S. Salazar, S. Shepherd, V. Toral-Granda, P. Wallem. 2004. A trophic model of a Galápagos subtidal rocky reef for evaluating fisheries and conservation strategies. Ecological Modelling 172(2-4): 383-401.
Okey, T.A., G.A. Vargo, S. Mackinson, M. Vasconcellos, B. Mahmoudi, C.A. Meyer. 2004. Simulating community effects of sea floor shading by plankton blooms over the West Florida shelf. Ecological Modelling 172(2-4): 339-359.
Okey, T.A., S.A. Shepherd and P.C. Martinez. 2003. A new record of anemone barrens in the Galápagos. Noticias de Galápagos 62: 17-20.
Okey, T.A. 2004. Strategy as ecology. Harvard Business Review 82(9): 132.
Okey, T.A., U.R. Sumaila, and D. Zeller. 2004. The dynamic steady state economy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(8):401.
Okey, T.A. 1997. Sediment flushing observations, earthquake flushing, and benthic community changes in Monterey Canyon head. Continental Shelf Research 17(8):877-897.
Pascoe, S., Okey, T. and Griffiths, S. 2008. Economic and ecosystem impacts of Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) fishing in Northern Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 52(4): 433-452.
Okey, T.A. 2003. Membership of the eight regional fishery management councils in the United States: Are special interests over-represented? Marine Policy 27(3):193-206.
Okey, T.A., and B.A. Wright. 2004. Toward ecosystem-based extraction policies for Prince William Sound, Alaska: Integrating conflicting objectives and rebuilding pinnipeds. Bulletin of Marine Science 74(3): 727-747.
Okey, T.A. 2003. Macrobenthic colonist guilds and renegades in Monterey Canyon drift algae: partitioning multidimensions. Ecological Monographs 73(3): 415-440.
Okey, T. A., A. B. Hollowed, and M. J. Schirripa. 2008. PICES Fishery Science Committee and Physical Oceanography and Climate Committee Workshop in Gijón, Spain. PICES Press 16(2):16-18

Created: 2009-11-14 Last Updated: 2011-05-16 by Thomas OKEY