Daniel Pauly

Ph.D., Fisheries Biology

University of British Columbia

Daniel Pauly is the Chair of the Nereus Steering Committee and a member of the Advisory Board. He is Professor at the University of British Columbia and the Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us Program. His research focuses on the global impact of fishing on the world’s oceans and he has developed the concept of shifting baseline and fishing down marine food webs.


Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Pauly, D., Weatherdon, L. V., Ota, Y., 2016, A Global Estimate of Seafood Consumption by Coastal Indigenous Peoples, Fisheries, Governance, Policy, Indigenous issues, PLoS ONE, 11(12):e0166681, link

Cheung W.W.L., Sarmiento J.L., Pauly D., 2013, Approaches to modeling and projecting climate change effects on marine ecosystems and fisheries., Marine Ecosystem, Oceanography, Climate Change, ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 70, 1069-1074

Bailey M., Favaro B., Otto S., Charles A., Devillers R., Metaxas A., Tyedmers P., Ban N., Mason T., Hoover C., Duck T., Fanning L., Milley C., Cisneros-Montemayor A., Pauly D., Cheung W., Cullis-Suzuki S., Teh L., U. Sumaila R., 2016, Canada at a crossroad: The imperative for realigning ocean policy with ocean science, Fisheries Management, Governance, Policy, Marine Policy, Volume 63, Pages 53–60, link

Wabnitz C.C.C., Lam V.W.Y., Reygondeau G., Teh L., Al-Abdulrazzak D., Khalfallah M., Pauly D., Palomares D., Zeller D., and W.W.L. Chung. 2018. Climate Change Impacts on Marine Biodiversity, Fisheries and Society in the Arabian Gulf. PLoS One 13(5): e0194537, link

Pauly D., Cheung W.W.L., 2013, Fish have temperature, Marine Ecosystem, Climate Change, More Fish and More: Proceedings of the 11th FishBase Symposium., 11 – 16

Le Manach, F., Chavance, P., Cisneros-Montemayor, A., Lindop, A., Padilla, A., Schiller, L., Zeller, D., Pauly, D., 2016, Global Catches of Large Pelagic Fishes, with Emphasis on the High Seas, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Transboundary Resources, Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries link

Maureaud, A. Gascual, D., Colléter, M., Palomares, M. L. D., Pontavice, H. D., Pauly, D., Cheung, W. W. L., 2017, Global change in the trophic functioning of marine food webs, PLoS ONE,, link

Sumaila R., Lam V., Le Manach F., Swartz W., Pauly D., 2016, Global fisheries subsidies: An updated estimate, Economics, Fisheries Management, Governance, Policy, Marine Policylink

Colléter M., Valls A., Guitton J., Gascuel D., Pauly D., Christensen V., 2015, Global overview of the applications of the Ecopath with Ecosim modeling approach using the EcoBase models repository, Marine Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Ecological Modelling, Volume 302, Pages 42–53, link

Cheung, W. W. L., Pauly, D., 2016, Global-scale Responses and Vulnerability of Marine Species and Fisheries to Climate Change, Fisheries, Climate Change, Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries link

Cheung, W., Pauly, D., 2016, Impacts and effects of ocean warming on marine fishes, Marine Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Marine Habitat, Climate Change, Explaining Ocean Warming: causes, scale, effects and consequences, pages 239-253, link

Colleter, M., Valls, A., Christensen, V., Coll, M., Gascuel, D., Guitton, J., Piroddi, C., Steenbeek, J., Buszowski, J., Pauly, D., 2016, Modelling the Global Oceans with the Ecopath Software Suite: A Brief Review and Application Example, Fisheries, Global database, Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries link

Bennett J. R., Shaw J. D., Terauds A., Smol J. P., Aerts R., Bergstrom D. M., Blais J. M., Cheung W. W. L., Chown S. L., Lea M-A., Nielsen U. N., Pauly D., Reimer K. J., Riddle M. J., Snape I., Stark J. S., Tulloch V. J., Possingham H. P., 2015, Polar lessons learned: long-term management based on shared threats in Arctic and Antarctic environments, Marine Ecosystem, Fisheries Management, Climate Change, Polar Regions, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Volume 13, Issue 6, 316–324, link

Booth, S., Cheung, W. W. L., Coombs-Wallace, A. P., Lam, V. W. Y., Zeller, D., Christensen, V., Pauly, D., 2016, Pollutants in the Seas Around Us, Fisheries, Pollution, Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries link

Cheung W.W.L., Brodeur R.D., Okey T.A., Pauly D., 2014, Projecting future changes in distributions of pelagic fish species of Northeast Pacific shelf seas., Marine Ecosystem, Climate Change, Progress in Oceanography, DOI 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.09.003

Cheung W.W.L., Sarmiento J.L., Dunne J., Frölicher T.L., Lam V., Palomares D.M.L., Watson R., Pauly D., 2013, Shrinking of fishes exacerbates impacts of global ocean changes on marine ecosystems., Marine Ecosystem, Fisheries, Climate Change, Nature Climate Change, 3, 254-258, DOI 10.1038/nclimate1691, link

Cheung W.W.L., Watson R., Pauly D., 2013, Signature of Ocean Warming in Global Fisheries Catch., Marine Ecosystem, Oceanography, Fisheries, Climate Change, Nature, 497, 365-368, DOI 10.1038/nature12156, link

Pauly, D., Cheung, W. W. L., 2017, Sound physiological knowledge and principles in modeling shrinking of fishes under climate change, Global Change Biology, 00, 1–12, link

Lam, V.W. and Pauly, D., (2018). Status of fisheries in 13 Asian Large Marine EcosystemsDeep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. link

Palomares, M. L. D., Cheung, W. W. L., Lam, V. W. Y., Pauly, D., 2016, The Distribution of Exploited Marine Biodiversity, Fisheries, Biodiversity, Transboundary Resources, Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries. link

Lam, V. W. Y., Tavakolie, A., Palomares, M. L. D., Pauly, D., Zeller, D., 2016, The Sea Around Us Catch Reconstruction Database and Its Spatial Expression, Fisheries Management, Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries link

Sumaila U.R., Lam V., Miller D., Teh L., Watson R., Cheung W., Cote I., Rogers A., Roberts C., Sala E., Pauly D., 2014, Winners and losers in a world where the high seas is closed to fishing., Economics, Fisheries Management, Transboundary Resources, Nature Scientific Report

Sumaila, U.R., Ebrahim, N., Schuhbauer, A., Skerritt, D., Li, Y., Kim, H.S., Mallory, T.G., Lam, V.W.L., and Pauly, D. (2019). Updated estimates and analysis of global fisheries subsidies. Marine Policy, 109 (2019) 103695 link

Coulter, A., Cashion, T., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Popov, S., Tsui, G., Le Manach, F., Schiller, L., Palomares, M.L.D., Zeller, D., and Pauly, D., (2020). Using harmonized historical catch data to infer the expansion of global tuna fisheries. Fisheries Research, 221, 105379 link

Past Event

13 March 2017 - 15 March 2017

Nereus Director of Science William Cheung (UBC) will be participating in the National Symposium on Climate Change hosted by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) March 13-15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nereus Steering Committee Chair and Advisory Board Member Daniel Pauly (UBC) will be participating via remote.

Vicky Lam (UBC) is a co-author with Rashid Sumaila (UBC), Daniel Pauly (UBC) and others on a new study published in the journal Marine Policy – “Updated estimates and analysis of global fisheries subsidies”.

March 13, 2017 | FisheriesEconomics

Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor (UBC) is a co-author on a new study published in the journal Fisheries Research – “Using harmonized historical catch data to infer the expansion of global tuna fisheries”.

March 13, 2017 | FisheriesEcology