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Details of Dr. Andrew W Trites   


Gender male
Job title Director
Department Marine Mammal Research Unit - Fisheries Centre
2202 Main Mall, Room 247, AERL
V6T 1Z4
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel 1 604 822-8182
Fax 1 604 822-8180
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Website http://www.marinemammal.org, http://www.marinemammal.org/MMRU, http://sealionresearch.org
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Degree Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Activities My research focus is on 1) interactions between fisheries and marine mammals, 2) marine mammals as indicators of ecosystem change, and 3) the natural history and biology of marine mammals. Methods I employ include captive studies, field studies, and simulation and data analysis studies. My approach is multi-disciplinary, combining the talents of marine mammalogists, physiologists, ecologists, fisheries specialists and oceanographers. The primary species I have been studying are Steller sea lions, northern fur seals, harbour seals and killer whales.
Research Region North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea
Skills/Expertise marine mammals, sea lions, whales, population dynamics, nutrition, conservation, teaching, behavior

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1999-07-12 Last Updated: 2013-07-19 by Andrew TRITES