Nereus Director of Science William Cheunggave a plenary keynote presentation at the 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, held in Hobart, Australia, on Friday, May 6.
Presentation topic and bio:
Projections of the responses of living marine resources to carbon emissions
Dr William Cheung is an Associate Professor at the Fisheries Centre, UBC. He is the Co-Director of Nippon Foundation-UBC-Nereus Program.
William’s main research area is on assessing the biophysical and socio-economic vulnerabilities and impacts of climate change and other human stressors on global and regional marine ecosystems and fisheries, and identifying mitigation and adaptation options. His research examines global patterns and general theories related to the responses and management of biophysical and socio-economic systems under global change, and apply the findings to research at regional and local scales.
William works on various interdisciplinary research projects with global collaboration networks including UK, Australia, Kenya, China and USA.
William’s works contributed significantly to understanding how climate change is affecting marine fisheries. He participates as Lead Author in various high level international assessments, such as the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) and Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).