Dr. Louise Teh is a Research Associate at the Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU), UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. At FERU, Louise is engaged in multidisciplinary research which examines how interactions between humans and marine ecosystems impact fisheries’ sustainability. Her research areas include small-scale fisheries, socio-economic analysis, climate change scenario development, and livelihood assessments.
Louise is also part of OceanCanada’s National Data and Integrated Scenarios (NDIS) Working Group, where her main research is related to developing scenarios to investigate how Canadian oceans and coastal communities will be impacted under alternative climate and social-economic development pathways. One of her recent projects involves conducting an economic analysis of rebuilding Canadian fisheries for six stocks assessed as having a critical status. She is also involved in an ongoing project to better understand First Nations fisheries in British Columbia.
Outside of Canada, Louise is part of local and regional scale projects investigating the sustainability of fisheries in the East China Sea, and assessing the potential economic and livelihood impacts future global change scenarios will have on fishing communities in Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Louise enjoys working with fishing communities, and has done numerous socio-economic surveys and interviews with coastal communities and stakeholders in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Fiji.