Dr. Juan José Alava, PhD

Contact Information

Chosen name and pronouns:

Juan José Alava (He/Him/His)


Tel: 604-291-0019



LinkedIn/ juan-jose-alava-776aa42a/

Twitter/ pinnipedo

Twitter/ UBC_OPRU

Facebook/ ubcoceanpollution

Alternate Contact

Alex Walls

Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604.822.4636

Cell: 778.984.6173

Email: alex.walls@ubc.ca


marine eco-toxicology, ocean conservation and pollution, environmental toxicology and chemistry, food web bioaccumulation modeling of pollutants (Bioaccumulation Science), ocean pollution by plastics/microplastics, sea turtles and marine mammals’ eco-toxicology, marine ecology, conservation biology, tropical biodiversity, and ecology, fishery science and management, climate change science, the impact of climate change and acidification in marine organisms and fisheries, climate change adaptation strategies in fisheries, population dynamics and conservation of marine mammals, biology and conservation of marine mammals, seabirds and sea turtles, field ornithology, aquatic microbiology, eco-toxicological risk assessment, environmental impact assessments and environmental policy, public health, tropical parasitology, and environmental/conservation medicine,




In the Media

Instead of shopping this Black Friday, consider curbing your consumption – UBC Beyond Fires in cargo ship off B.C. coast may take days to put out: coast guard – The Canadian Press via Globe and Mail Misadventures of container ship MV ZIM Kingston highlight the risks of marine traffic off B.C.’s ecologically fragile coast – Globe and Mail Plastics and toxic chemicals are killing fish — and poisoning us – National Observer Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics –  The Guardian Fish farming has a plastic problem – Environmental Health News Baiting and Abetting – Hakai Magazine Galapagos Islands: 200 Chinese fishing ships ‘threat to wildlife’ – BBC Dumping drugs in the garbage hurts more than just the environment –  Kicker Climate change and overfishing are boosting toxic mercury levels in fish – Narwhal Calls for plastic pellet regulation after discovery of widespread pollution – CBC Vancouver How much microplastic is there in the BC marine food web? – UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Climate change fuels accumulation of pollutants in Chinook salmon, killer whales – UBC News