Research in the Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology Fish Lab follows several broad yet interconnected themes. The lab's long-term research interests lie at the interface of evolutionary behavioral ecology, fish ecology, northern aquatic ecology, fisheries, and climate change. We carry out research on the dynamics of aquatic ecosystems and inform their conservation and management, with a primary focus on salmonids.
- Basic and applied science - Knowledge generation and application to conservation and management.
- Aquatic ecology - I primarily work in freshwater and estuary ecosystems, and study fish across their life cycle as well as their communities and ecosystems.
- Scales of study - Individual life stages, focal populations, watersheds, regional, and continental.
- Methods - Field sampling takes place in: Norway, Canada, Scotland, and USA and is often combined with big data analysis.
- Analyses - GIS, time series analyses, telemetry, stable isotopes, fatty acids, otoliths, morphology, genetic, life-history.
- Collaborative - I work with various partners including: First Nations, DFO, USGS, Great Lakes Fishery Comission, provincial organizations (MFFP, SEPAQ), eNGOs and other organisations.