- Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU)
Ngaio Hotte completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Science (University of Guelph) and a post-graduate diploma in Environmental Engineering Applications (Conestoga College). She has worked as an environmental consultant and policy analyst in the private and non-profit sectors and is an accredited Professional Biologist with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB). Her work focused on environmental externalities of resource management, climate change, renewable energy, cumulative environmental impacts, and policy analysis.
Ngaio obtained her Master's degree in Food and Resource Economics (University of British Columbia). During her graduate studies, she worked to develop a policy framework for adaptation of British Columbia's agricultural sector to climate change. She has also worked to communicate the potential impacts of climate change and support watershed-level planning and adaptation.
Fisheries economics captured her interest because of the close relationship between biology and economics. Ngaio provides research and analytical support for projects within the Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU), under the guidance of Dr. Rashid Sumaila. Her recent work has included developing an "Eco^2" indicator to assess countries' ecological and economic performance and assessing the potential economic impacts of a tanker spill along the Enbridge Northern Gateway shipping route.