Sahir Advani is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Professors Terre Satterfield and Curtis Suttle. His research seeks to understand experts’ perceptions of the causes of recent oyster mortality events in British Columbia’s shellfish industry. Through mental models of cause and structured expert elicitations, this research seeks to effectively communicate risks related to oyster mortality events and assist oyster farmers in developing adaptive measures.
Sahir is also interested in understanding the role of seafood and market intermediaries in supporting small-scale fishing communities’ livelihoods and local food security. His PhD (2020) from the University of British Columbia explored the values of multi-cultural small-scale fishing communities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Sahir is also an Adjunct Junior Fellow at Dakshin Foundation, an Indian marine conservation non-profit and holds a Master of Research (2011) in Marine and Freshwater Ecology and Environmental Management from the University of Glasgow.