- Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU)
Ngaio Hotte is a Resource Economist at the University of British Columbia. She is based in the Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU) at the Fisheries Centre and works on projects within the Department of Forest Resources Management in the Faculty of Forestry. Her research focuses on the economics of sustainable resource management; recent projects have included assessing the potential economic impacts of a tanker spill along the Enbridge Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan tanker shipping routes, examining economics of the Atlantic Canadian seal hunt and exploring economic incentives for adaptation to climate change in renewable resource sectors.
Ngaio was the founding President of the Vancouver Urban Farming Society and has written for the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Observer, Vancouver Sun, FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine and Edible Vancouver Magazine. Ngaio has also worked as an environmental consultant and policy analyst in the private and non-profit sectors and provides facilitation and strategic planning services to academics, provincial government and First Nations. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science at the University of Guelph, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering Applications at Conestoga College and a Master’s degree in Food and Resource Economics at the University of British Columbia. She is a Certified Environmental Practitioner-in-Training with the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) and a Professional Biologist with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB).