John Dower

John Dower
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Office: BWC A327
Area of expertise

Biological and fisheries oceanography, zooplankton ecology, effects of biophysical coupling on the structure, productivity of pelagic marine ecosystems


I am a Professor at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Research focus

Research in my lab spans the fields of biological oceanography and marine ecology. I am particularly interested in the mechanisms through which biology and physics interact to structure marine ecosystems and, more specifically, how such biophysical interactions drive variability in the growth and survival of zooplankton and young fish. Most of the work in the lab is ship-based, and so my graduate students and I usually spend several weeks at sea each year.