I am a Master’s of Science Student in the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES) program studying under the supervision of Dr. Eduardo Martins. My research is focused on the thermal ecology and competitive interactions between Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) and bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in the Parsnip River Watershed. Using acoustic telemetry, mark-recapture, stable isotope analysis and water temperature monitoring we hope to close important information gaps pertinent to grayling and bull trout management. A detailed understanding of thermal habitat use and availability, as well as identification of critical habitats in the watershed will greatly enhance managers’ ability to conserve these two imperiled species. This project is funded by the Peace/Williston Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and is conducted in partnership with fisheries biologists from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
2018 Fisheries Assistant, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural
Development, Smithers BC
2017 Fisheries Technician, Alberta Conservation Association, Rocky Mountain House AB
2016 Fisheries Technician, Alberta Conservation Association, Cochrane AB
2014-2016 Fisheries Technician, Rangeland Conservation Association, Airdrie AB
2017–2018 Post Degree Diploma Fisheries Sciences and Management, Vancouver Island University
2010–2014 BSc Geography, Coastal Studies and Geomorphology, University of Victoria