I am a PhD candidate in the Salmon Watersheds Lab within the Earth 2 Oceans Group at Simon Fraser University. My research interests broadly include marine and freshwater ecology, population dynamics, and food webs. More specifically, I am interested in the population and community ecology of sport fishes. Currently, I am researching the drivers and consequences of life-history variation in steelhead trout in the freshwater and marine phases of their life cycle.
The air is nearly still, nothing but the barest suggestion of a zephyr at my back. Light slow dances as it is reflected off the glassy lake surface. The skin on my hands feels thin, dry, and leathery; the right grasps the smooth cork of a fly rod while the left rolls my line between … Continue reading Notes from the Pandemic
“Crunch crunch, crunch crunch.” The sounds of gravel beneath our feet became the ambient noise as we walked up a washed-out logging road. After an hour, the crunch crunch, became our background rhythm. “Shhk shhk, SNAP!” Dry grass, pine needles, and twigs crackle to our left – a disruption of the norm. Luke calls, “bear!”, … Continue reading Where is momma bear?
“Fish scattered as I approached…”