I am an outdoor enthusiast masquerading as a marine ecologist and quantitative biologist. I'm currently finishing up my PhD at Simon Fraser University, where I'm evaluating the sub-lethal effects of sea lice on wild juvenile salmon under the supervision of Dr. John Reynolds, Dr. Larry Dill, and Dr. Martin Krkosek. I will be starting a Liber Ero postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey Hutchings very shortly.
My research interests revolve around the conservation of marine species. I like to use field experiments and statistical modelling approaches to address questions about potential threats to at-risk populations.
As a researcher and field lead for Hakai Institute's Salmon Early Marine Survival Program, I spend most of my springs and summers in the field at Salmon Coast Field Station. Check out Hakai's stunning video of our work below (or here) to see what we do and why we do it.
For plain language summaries of my first-author publications, click here.
Jan 31, 2018 - Privileged to join the Liber Ero team for a postdoc with Jeff Hutchings starting later this year!
Dec 6, 2018 - Here's an early access copy of our new paper: baby salmon with more sea lice eat less.
June 16, 2017 - Hot off the press: a CBC article about our recent paper (plain language summary here)
June 1, 2017 - Baby salmon with sea lice grow more slowly - new paper & summary of why we should care.
May 24, 2017 - Here's a plain language summary for our new paper on community supported fisheries!
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