Letter From Canadian Scientists to Prime Minister Harper

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This letter, signed by a over 600 Canadian scientists concerned about ecological matters, asks the Prime Minister to reverse plans to essentially destroy protection of fish habitat in the Canadian legal system. It is of great significance that so many scientists, from so many disciplines, have been able to quickly unite in agreement over a single issue. We believe that this issue has touched at the heart of Canadians’ relationship to our environment. This letter confirms that this proposed enactment is broadly and strongly opposed by the Canadian scientific community.

CAPE strongly endorses the position outlined in this letter.

March 22, 2012

The Right Hon. Stephen Joseph Harper, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Building
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister Harper,
cc. Honorable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

re. Potential amendments to section 35 of the Fisheries Act

We, a group of Canadian scientists, including many of Canada’s most senior ecologists and aquatic scientists, are writing out of concern that habitat protections are about to be removed from the Fisheries Act. This would be a most unwise action, which would jeopardize many important fish stocks and the lakes, estuaries and rivers that support them. We urge you to abandon this initiative as it is currently drafted. Based on media reports, we understand your government’s desire to speed up the approval processes for large economic development projects. We believe, however, that the weakening of habitat protections in section 35 of the Fisheries Act will negatively impact water quality and fisheries across the country, and could undermine Canada’s attempt to maintain international credibility in the environment. Habitat is the water or land necessary for the survival of all species, including fish. All species, including humans, require functioning ecosystems based on healthy habitats. The number of animals and plants of any species that can be supported is in direct proportion to availability of habitat, which supplies food and shelter. Habitat destruction is the most common reason for species decline. All ecologists and fisheries scientists around the world agree on these fundamental points, and the Fisheries Act has been essential to protecting fish habitats and the fisheries they support in Canada. Weakening habitat protections will make Canada look irresponsible internationally. In the case of fisheries, siltation of spawning beds and contamination of fish rearing areas are two of the most common impacts of human activities. We should therefore be strengthening, not weakening the habitat protection provisions of the Fisheries Act (and other environmental laws, including the Species at Risk Act and the Migratory Birds Convention Act), in order to protect our dwindling fisheries and species at risk. We further understand that your government proposes that measures to protect fish habitat will only apply to “fisheries of economic, cultural and ecological value”. This makes no sense. All species are of ecological value, a fact recognized by the current act. For example, some of our most economically and culturally valued fish species feed upon minnows and so-called “rough fish” species, which allow them to survive and grow. In summary, if your government wishes to change the wording of the Fisheries Act or other laws affecting the health of Canada’s ecosystems, we recommend that you ensure that any new legislation be based on the best science available. It is critical that any changes do not jeopardize the environmental support system on which we and future generations depend.

Sincerely,
D. W. Schindler OC, AOE, D Phil, FRSC, FRS, Killam Memorial Chair and Professor of
Ecology, 2001 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal, 2001 Stockholm Water Prize, 2006
Tyler Prize, G.E. Hutchinson Medal (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and
Oceanography), Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
John P. Smol, FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, 2004 Gerhard
Hezberg Canada Gold Medalist, G.E. Hutchinson Medal (Association for the Sciences of
Limnology and Oceanography), Department of Biology, Queen’s University
W. Richard Peltier, Professor of Physics, FRSC, 2011 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medalist
(NSERC), Vetlesen Prize, Bower Award and Prize, Charles A. Whitten Medal, Department
of Physics, University of Toronto
Andrew D. Miall, FRSC, Former President, Academy of Science of the Royal Society of
Canada, W.W. Hutchinson Medal (Geological Association of Canada), Professor and Gordon
Stollery Chair in Basin Analysis and Petroleum Geology, Department of Geology, University
of Toronto
Peter Dillon, FRSC, Romanowski Medal (RSC), G.E. Hutchinson Medal (Association for
the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography), Professor, Department of Environmental
Resource Studies, and Department of Chemistry, Trent University
Robert E. Hecky, FRSC, G.E. Hutchinson Medal (Association for the Sciences of Limnology
and Oceanography), McKnight Endowed Presidential Professor in Lake Ecology,
University of Minnesota
Stanley Boutin, FRSC, NSERC Industrial Chair in Integrated Landscape
Management, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Mark S. Boyce, Professor, Alberta Conservation Association Chair in Fisheries and Wildlife,
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Jeffrey A. Hutchings, Killam Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Suzanne Bayley, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Alberta
Bradley R. Anholt, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; Director, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre;
University of Victoria.
Spencer C.H. Barrett FRS, FRSC; Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Toronto
Louis Bernatchez, Ph. D., MRSC, FRSC, Récipiendaire de la Bourse E.W.R. Steacie, Titulaire
de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en Génomique et Conservation des Ressources
Aquatiques, Département de Biologie, Université Laval
Jacques Brodeur, Ph.D., Chaire de recherche du Canada, Niveau I, Département des sciences
biologiques, Université de Montréal
Lauren Chapman, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair, Tier 1 in Respiratory Ecology and Aquatic
Conservation, Professor of Biology, McGill University
Richard A. Cunjak, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in River Ecosystem Science,
Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology and Faculty of Forestry and Environmental
Management, University of New Brunswick
Linda Marie Fedigan, PhD, FRSC, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of
Anthropology, University of Calgary
C. Scott Findlay, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Andrew Gonzalez, Ph. D., Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, Director of the Quebec Centre for
Biodiversity Science, McGill University
John M. Gunn, Ph.D., Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Stressed Aquatic Systems, Director Vale
Living With Lakes Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury
Douglas Holdway, Canada Research Chair, Tier 1 in Aquatic Toxicology, Associate Dean of
Science, Faculty of Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Charles J. Krebs, Emeritus Professor, FRSC FAA, Eminent Ecologist Award (Ecological Society
of America), Northern Science Award (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, Government of Canada), Department of Zoology, University of British
Columbia
Arne Mooers, Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar, Department of
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, and Professor of Biodiversity,
Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University.
Kelly R. Munkittrick, Ph.D., Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Ecosystem Health Assessment,
Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick
Sarah P. Otto, Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, FRSC, Director, Biodiversity Research Centre,
Department of Zoology, The University of British Columbia
John R. Post, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Joseph B. Rasmussen, Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Lethbridge
Loren Rieseberg, FRS, FRSC, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, Biodiversity
Research Centre and Department of Botany, The University of British Columbia
K. E. Ruckstuhl, Associate Professor & President, Canadian Section of TWS, Department of
Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Gary W. Saunders, E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (NSERC), Botanical Society of America
Darbaker Award, Research Chair in Molecular Systematics & Biodiversity, Coordinator to
Centre for Environmental & Molecular Algal Research (CEMAR); Department of Biology,
University of New Brunswick
Dolph Schluter, Professor and Canada Research Chair, FRS, FRSC, Senior Killam Fellow,
Biodiversity Research Centre and Department of Zoology, The University of British
Columbia
Geoffrey G.E. Scudder, Emeritus Professor, C.M., FRSC, Department of Zoology, University of
British Columbia
Diane Srivastava, Professor, NSERC E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellow, Biodiversity Research
Centre and Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
James D. Thomson, FRSC, Fellow AAAS, former President, American Society of Naturalists,
Professor of Ecology and Evolution, University of Toronto.
Amanda C.J. Vincent, Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation, Director of Project
Seahorse, Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, Fisheries Centre, The University of British
Columbia
Warwick F. Vincent, FRSC, hon. FRSNZ, Chaire de recherche du Canada niveau II.
Département de biologie et Centre d’Études Nordiques, Université Laval.
Boris Worm, 2011 E.W.R. Steacie Fellow (NSERC), Associate Professor of Biology, Dalhousie
University
G.A. Hood, PhD. Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Science,
University of Alberta, Augustana Campus.
Jeannette Whitton, Associate Professor, Biodiversity Research Centre, Beaty Biodiversity
Museum and Department of Botany, The University of British Columbia
A. Rathika Balthasar, M.Sc., Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent
University
A.G. Lewis, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor,, Earth and Env Sciences, Zoology, Beaty Biodiversity
Research Centre, University of British Columbia
Aaron Fisk, Ph.D., Professor, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of
Windsor
Adam Martinson, President, AJM Environmental Inc.
Adam R. Reddon, Ph. D. Candidate, Department of Psychology, McMaster University
Aerin Jacob, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, McGill University
Aisha Chiandet, M.Sc., M. Sc., Water Scientist, Severn Sound Environmental Association,
Midland, ON
Alan Sinclair, Scientist Emeritus, Co-chair, Marine Fishes Species Specialist Committee,
Committee on the Status of Endangered Species in Canada, , Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Alexander Gerson, Ph.D candidate, Biology Department, University of Western Ontario
Alice Bui, M. Sc., Marine Biologist, British Columbia
Alice Garani, M. Sc. student, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia
Alison Beamish, M.Sc student, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.
Alison Cassidy, Ph.D student, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
Alison Derry, Assistant Professor, Sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montreal
Alissa Edwards, MSc, Lakehead University
Alistair Blachford, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of British
Columbia
Amanda Fracz, M.Sc. student, Department of Biology, McMaster University
Amanda J. Miller, M.Sc. Student, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Sciences,
University of Alberta
Amanda L Caskenette MSc, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, University of
Guelph
Amanda Stock, PhD student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of
Toronto
Amanda Winegardner, MSc, PhD Student, Department of Biology, McGill University
Amélie D’Astous, Coordonatrice du projet OTERA au Conseil de la Nation huronne-wendat,
membre de l’association des Biologiste du Québec.
Amy MacKinven, BScH, MPhil, GECF Project Administrator, Alberta Conservation Association
André St-Hilaire, Ph.D., Professeur-chercheur, INRS-ETE & Canadian Rivers Institute, Quebec
Andrea Saldanha, Graduate Student, School of Environmental Design and Rural Planning,
University of Guelph
Andréanne Boisvert, Biologiste, Groupe IBI/DAA, Montréal
Andrée-Michelle D’Aoust-Messier, M. Sc. candidate, Department of Biology, Laurentian
University
Andrew B. Cooper, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Resource and Environmental
Management, Simon Fraser University
Andrew Hendry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Redpath Museum & Dept. of Biology, McGill
University
Andrew J. Bramburger, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Baker Research Fellow, , St. Lawrence River
Institute of Environmental Sciences
Andrew Trites, PhD, Professor and Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit, Fisheries Centre,
University of British Columbia
Andrew Waye, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Angela M. Doiron, B. Sc, Environmental Planner / Wetlands Scientist, ,
Angélique Dupuch, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biology, Université Laval
Anna Hargreaves, Ph.D student, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Anne C. Dalziel, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Anne Salomon, Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems and Management and Coastal
Marine Ecology and Conservation Lab, School of Resource and Environmental Management,
Simon Fraser University
Anneli Jokela, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Anthony E. Bauer, M. Sc. student, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo
Anthony Ricciardi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Director of Research, McGill School
of Environment, McGill University
Antonella Cattaneo, PhD, Professor, Département de sciences biologiques, Université de
Montréal
Antony W. Diamond, Research Chair in Wildlife Ecology, University of New Brunswick
Ariane Massé, Biologist Ph.D., Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec,
Direction de l’expertise sur la faune et ses habitats, Service de la faune aquatique,
Arthur Zastepa, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Ashleen Benson, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Resource and
Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
Ashley Stasko, M.Sc. student, Living w Lakes Center, Laurentian University
Audrey F. Pearson, Ph.D., Principle, Ecologia
Audrey Reid, PhD student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of
Toronto
Aurelie Cosandey-Godin, Ph.D. student, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Barbra Fortin, Aquatic Biologist, Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Barry N. Madison, Ph.D candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Barry Robinson, PhD student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Beatrix Beisner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Quebec at Montreal
Belinda M.S. Ward-Campbell, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, University of
Guelph
Ben Speers-Roesch, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Benjamin C. Haller, Ph.D student, Department of Biology, McGill University
Beth Hundey, PhD Candidate & Lecturer, Department of Geography, The University of Western
Ontario
Beth Payne, Research Manager/PhD Candidate, Dept. Obstetric & Gynaeclogy, Child and
Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia
Bettina Henkelman , BSc., CEP, Associate, Ecologist, Arborist, Environmental Planner,
Morrison Heshrfield,
Bill Patterson, M.Sc., Alberta Conservation Association
Bill Tonn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Brad Hurkett, Fisheries Biologist, Alberta Conservation Association
Bradley Stitt, M.Sc. Student, Environmental and Life Sciences, Trent University
Brandon Klug, M.Sc., Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Calgary
Brandon Laforest, PhD Student, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.
Brendan Connors, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Resource and Environmental
Management, Simon Fraser University
Brent W Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Northern British
Columbia
Brian A. Heise, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Natural Resource Sciences,
Thompson Rivers University
Brian Dixon, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Fish and Environmental
Immunology, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo
Brian Kielstra, M.Sc. Student, Department of Biology, Queen’s University.
Brittany Jenewein, MSc, Department of Biological Sciences, Thompson Rivers University
Brock Ramshaw, M.Sc. Student, Department of Earth and Ocean Science, University of British
Columbia
Brock Ramshaw, M.Sc. Student, Department of Earth and Ocean Science, University of British
Columbia
Bruce Atkinson, M.Sc., Retired, Former Regional Director, Science, Oceans and Environment,
Newfoundland and Labrador Region, DFO
Brynn Upsdell, M. Sc.
Callie Smith, B. Sc., Data Biologist, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Province of Alberta
Cameron Kulak, B.Sc., Dipl. T., BIT, Biologist, Environment Practice, EBA, A Tetra Tech
Company
Carla Crossman, MSc student, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Carol Pollock, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Caroline LeCourtois, Admin and Junior Field Biologist, Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Carolyn Jane Foley, MSc, Research associate, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources,
Purdue University,
Catherine Boisvert,Ph.D., HFSP, Research Fellow (AMRI), Research Associate, Monash
University, Melbourne, Australia,
Catherine Dieleman, M.Sc. student, Department of Biology, McMaster University
Catherine Potvin, Professor, Department of Biology, McGill University
Celia Symons, M. Sc. candidate, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Céline Audet , Ph. D., Professeur-chercheur, Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski
(ISMER), Université du Québec à Rimouski
Chandra Moffat, M.Sc. Student, Department of Biology, University of British Columbia
Chantal Lanctot, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Chantel Markle, undergraduate student, Department of Biology, McMaster University
Charlotte Whitney, M.Sc. student, Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Lab, Department of
Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia
Cheryl (Martin) Goncalves, Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program Analyst, , Toronto
and Region Conservation
Chris Borkent, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
Chris Darimont, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Studies Department, University of
California (Santa Cruz)
Chris Lee, Ph.D. Student, Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia
Christie A. Macdonald, M. Sc. student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Windsor
Christine Hamilton, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa.
Christine Ward-Paige, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Christopher Harley, PhD, Associate Professor, UBC Dept. of Zoology and Biodiversity Research
Centre, University of British Columbia
Christopher L. Cahill, M.Sc. Student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Cillian Breathnach, écologiste, Chargé de projets: Opérations terrain & analyse, Bassin-Versant
Saint Maurice.
Clayton Coppaway, M. Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Cody Dey, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, McMaster University
Cole Burton, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Alberta
Colette Ward, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Constance M. O’Connor, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Aquatic Behavioural Ecology Laboratory,
McMaster University
Cory R. Lagasse, M.Sc. student, Department of Resource and Environmental Management,
Simon Fraser University
Cory T. Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Alberta.
Cristian Correa, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, McGill University
Crystal Huscroft, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Thompson Rivers University
Cynthia Durance, R.P. Bio. Principal, Precision Identification
Daelyn A. Woolnough, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Great Lakes Research,
Biology Department, Central Michigan University
Dale G. Paton, M.Sc. student, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Calgary
Dan Nguyen, PhD Candidate, Département de sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal
Daniel J. Hasselman, Post-doctoral Research Associate, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences,
University of Washington
Daniel Ruzzante, Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Canada Research
Chair in Marine Conservation Genetics
Darcey Shyry, MSc. P. Biol. Instructor of Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation (WFC),
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Lakeland College
Darren Irwin, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Darren M. Gillis, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba.
Darryl Carlyle-Moses, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hydrology and Chair, Department of
Geography, Thompson Rivers University
Dave Gadbois-Côté, Candidat à la maîtrise en sciences de l’environnement, Laboratoire
d’écophysiologie et d’évolution moléculaire, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Dave Schulter, Professor, Department of Biology, Acadia University
David C. Depew, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Studies and
Biology Dept, Queen’s University
David Coltman, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
David E. Neufeld, R.P.Bio., B.Sc., Dipl.Tech., Senior Project Manager/Fisheries Biologist, ,
Scott Resource Services Inc.
David F. Bird, professor, Département des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à
Montréal
David G. Delaney, Ph.D, Director of Research, Oceans Research, Queen’s University
David Gislason, Ph.D Student, , University of Guelph
David Innes, Professor, Department of Biology, Memorial University
David L. Morantz, M.Sc., R. P. Bio. Senior Biologist, , EBA, a Tetra Tech Company
David LeGros, MSc. Candidate, Department of Biology, Laurentian University
David Roscoe, M.Sc, Fisheries Biologist, Golder Associates Ltd.
David Toews, MSc, PhD candidate, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
David Zanatta, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for Great Lakes Research and Biology
Department, Central Michigan University, current member of the Mollusc Species Specialist
Subcommittee of COSEWIC
Denise L. Clark, M.Sc. Candidate, Environmental Science, Thompson Rivers University
Dennis E. Jelinski, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Landscape and
Wildlife Ecology, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
Diana Boxma, Biologist and Environmental Consultant. Hanna, TERA Environmental
Consultants
Diana J. Rennison, Ph.D student, Biodiversity Research Center, Department of Zoology,
University of British Columbia
Diane Sharpe, PhD candidate, , McGill University
Dolores Planas, Professeur, Depatement de Sciences Biologiques, GRIL-UQAM. University of
Québec à Montréal
Dominic Francoeur, Directeur général, Comité ZIP de la rive nord de l’estuaire
Don Kramer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biology, , McGill University
Don White, Ph.D. Student, Interdisciplinary Studies (SAR), Simon Fraser University
Donald C. Thomas, Retired Research Scientist, Environment Canada,
Douglas A. Syme, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Douglas Morris, Professor, Department of Biology, Lakehead University Research Chair in
Northern Studies
Nick Dulvy, PhD, Professor, Biology, Simon Fraser University, Canada Research Chair in
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Co-chair of IUCN Shark Specialist Group
Philip P. Molloy, PhD, Research Associate and co-director of the Marine Life Sanctuaries
Society of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia
Adam G. Yates, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, The University of Western
Ontario
Daniel Heath, Professor & Director Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, Dept. of
Biological Sciences, University of Windsor
Dennis M Higgs, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor
Elizabeth Grace Boulding, PhD, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph.
Gail Krantzberg, Professor and Director, Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, McMaster
University
M. Weis, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor
John Mathias, PhD, Former Senior Policy Advisor with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Kerstin Mueller, PhD, Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University, Marie Curie fellow
Lynda D. Corkum, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor
Nicolas W. R. Lapointe, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology and Institute of
Environmental Science, Carleton University
Patricia Chow-Fraser, Professor, Biology, McMaster University, Director of Life Sciences
R.G. Lalonde, PhD, PhD, Unit of Biology, University of British Columbia – Okanagan
Ralph Cartar, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Calgary
Stephanie M. Doucet, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University
of Windsor
W. Gary Anderson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Manitoba
Edd Hammill, PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of
British Columbia
Edward J. Gregr, M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, Institute for Resources, Environment, and
Sustainability, University of British Columbia
Jeff Prowse, B.Sc., Environmental consultant, Nova Pacific Environmental, Vancouver
Eliot Terry, M.Sc., P.Biol., School of Environmental Sciences, Lethbridge College
Elizabeth Boyce, M.Sc. Student, Sustainable Energy Development, University of Calgary
Elizabeth Elle, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University
Elizabeth J. Kleynhans, Ph.D student, Biodiversity Research Center, Department of Zoology,
University of British Columbia
Elsa Goerig, P.hD. student in earth sciences, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
(INRS), Centre Eau Terre et Environnement (ÉTÉ)
Elspeth Kenny, B.Sc. student, Department of Biology, McGill University
Elysia Brunet, MRM student, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon
Fraser University
Emily BM Drummond, PhD Student, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia
Emily Lomas, MSc student, Department of Natural Resources, Thompson Rivers University
Emma Rosalind Peacocke, Ph.D. student, Department of English, Carleton University
Emma Wolfe, Administrative Assistant, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Emmanuel Maltais, Biologiste, M. Sc., Environement
Eric B. Taylor, Professor, Department of Zoology, Biodiversity Research Centre, University of
British Columbia
Eric Harvey, M. Sc. student, Department of integrative biology, University of Guelph
Eric S Clelland, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor
Erica Jeffery, Ph.D. Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Erica Nol, Professor, Biology Department, Trent University
Erika Crispo, PhD, NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Calgary
Erika J. Eliason, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology (while @ UBC), Currently
@ University of Sydney, Australia
Erin Baerwald, MSc, PhD candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Erin N.D.P Brown, M.S.c Student, Department of Environmental & Life Sciences, Trent
University
Evan B Henderson, M.Sc. Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Evan Edinger, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, Dept. of Biology, and Dept. of Earth
Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Evgenia Dubman, M.Sc. student, Department of Biology, Simon Fraser University
Evonne Bazin, M.Sc., P.Biol., Wildlife Biologist, ,
Felix Breden, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University
Filip Petrovic, M.Sc., Department of Biology, McGill University
Frances C. Robertson, PhD Candidate, Marine Mammal Research Unit, Fisheries Centre,
University of British Columbia
François Blouin, M.Sc, Wildlife Biologist and Coordinator, MULTISAR (Multi-species at risk)
Program, Alberta Prairie Conservation Forum
François Guillemette, Candidat au doctorat, Départment de Biologie, Université du Québec à
Montréal
François Landry, M.Sc., R.P.Bio., Senior Fisheries Biologist, Rescan Environmental Services
Ltd., Vancouver
Fraser Ross, Fish Biologist, Rescan Environmental Services.
Fred Bunnell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Forest Sciences, University of British
Columbia
Frédéric Boivin, Agent de recherche, Département de Sciences Biologiques, Université du
Québec à Montréal.
Frédéric Burton, Project director, Environnement Illimité inc. Montréal
Geneviève Perrin, M.Sc. Student, oceanography, Université du Québec à Rimouski.
Geneviève Richard, Wildlife technician, Ministry of wildlife and natural resources of Quebec
Gerald L. Mackie PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, University of
Guelph
Gerrit J. Velema, M.Sc., Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Services, Stantec
Gillian Walker, M.Sc. student, Water and Climate Impacts Research Center, Dept. of Geography,
University of Victoria
Gina Hoar, , B.Sc., Qualified Environmental Aquatic Scientist, , University of Waterloo
Glen Bird, PhD, Senior Environmental Assessment Specialist, EcoMetrix Incorporated, Canada
Research Chair in Trophic Ecology
Glen T. Hvenegaard, PhD, Professor, Environmental Science and Geography, University of
Alberta
Glenn J. Tattersall, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University
Glynnis A. Hood, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Science,
University of Alberta
Graham D. Raby, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, Carleton University
Gráinne Michelle McCabe, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas
at San Antonio
Greg Bole, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Greg G Goss, Ph.D., Executive Director, Alberta Water Initiative, Director- Office of
Environmental Nanosafety, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Greg Henry, Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
Greg Pyle, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Lakehead University, Canada Research
Chair in Environmental Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology
Gregor Fussmann, Associate Professor and Director, Gault Nature Reserve, Department of
Biology, McGill University
Gregor Rolshausen, PostDoctoral Researcher, Department of Biology, McGill University
Grégory Bulté, Ph.D., Biology Instructor, Department of Biology, Carleton University
Gregory Courtice, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water
Resources Group, University of Alberta
Gregory James Rand, M.Sc. candidate, Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Trent
University
Gregory McCracken, MSc student, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Guillaume Cote, Professionnel de recherce, Department of Biology, University Laval
Guillaume Dury, MSc student, Department of Plant Science, McGill University
Guillaume Grosbois, Ph.D student, Fundamental Sciences Department, University of Quebec in
Chicoutimi
Guillaume Rheault, M.Sc. Student, Department of Chimie-Biology, University of Quebec in
Trois-Rivieres
Gwylim Blackburn, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Hans Larsson, Associate Professor, Redpath Museum, McGill University, Canada Research
Chair in Macroevolution
Heater Proctor, PhD, Professor and Curator of the U of Alberta Freshwater Invertebrate
Collection, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Heather Kharouba, Ph.D student, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Heidi Johnson, B.Sc., CESCL, Project Biologist, Scott Resource Services, INC.
Hilary Young, PhD student, University of Calgary
Hugh MacIsaac, Professor and Director, NSERC Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network II,
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor
Ian E. Efford, Ph.D. Ret. Professor/Director General, Department of Biology/Natural Resources
Canada, UBC/Natural Resources Canada
Ian Stirling, OC, PhD FRSC, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University
of Alberta
Ingrid Ng, MSc, PhD student, Ecology and Environmental Philosophy, University of Guelph and
Lakehead University
Irene Gregory-Eaves, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, McGill University
Isabel Thibault, PhD, Biologiste PhD, Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
Isabelle M. Cote, Ph.D., Professor of Marine Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences,
Simon Fraser University
Iva Popovic, M.Sc. student, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
J.W. Brownscombe, PhD student, Department of Biology, Carleton University
Jacob Kalff, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Founding Director Limnology Research
Centre, McGill University
Jacqueline Sorensen, Lecturer, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Thompson Rivers
University
Jaewoo Kim, PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology, University of Toronto
James A. Rusak, Ph.D, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
James W.A. Grant, Professor, Department of Biology, Concordia University
Jan Franssen, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Geography, McGill University
Jan J.H. Ciborowski, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor,
Codirector of the Lake Erie Millennium Network
Jan Moryk M.Sc, Aquatic Biologist, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Jan O. Murie, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Jana Vamosi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Calgary
Jane C. Watson, PhD, University Professor, Biology Department, Vancouver Island University
Jason Mouland, M. Sc. Student, Environmental and Life Sciences, Trent University
Jay Fitzsimmons, Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Jean François Déry, M.Sc. candidate, Laboratoire de recherche sur les Écosystèmes Aquatiques,
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council.
Jean-François Lapierre, PhD candidate, Département des sciences biologiques, Université du
Québec à Montréal
Jean-Sébastien Moore, M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology, University of British
Columbia
Jeff Ardron, President of the Board, PacMARA (Pacific Marine Analysis and Research
Association)
Jeff Rasmussen, Environmental Planner, TERA Environmental Consultants
Jeffrey B. Joy, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University
Jenn Burt, M.Sc., Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Lab, Centre for Applied
Conservation Research, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
Jennifer Johnson, Dipl.Tech., AScT, Project Supervisor, SCOTT RESOURCE SERVICES INC.
Jennifer Klenz, Instructor, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of British Columbia
Jennifer Lento, Ph.D., Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Biology, University of New
Brunswick
Jennifer Linton, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Jennifer Rodgers, MNRM student, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba
Jenny R. Enoae, Fisheries Biologist, M.Sc., Ecoplans (a member of MMM Group), Ontario
Jérôme Marty, Ph.D., Research Scientist, St Lawrence River Institute
Jessica Haines, Ph.D. student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Joan Sharp, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Joanna Gauthier, M.Sc. student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Quebec at
Montreal
Joannie Ferland, M. Sc. Océanographie, Professionnelle de recherche, Takuvik Joint
International Laboratory, Université Laval
Jocelyn Garner, MSc student, Department of Natural Resource Science, Thompson Rivers
University
Jocelyn Nelson, M.Sc. Student, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Joel Bety, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Quebec at Rimouski
Joel M.S. Harding, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University
Joelyn Kozar, Department of Biology, University of Alberta
John D. Reynolds, Ph.D., Professor and BC Leadership Chair, Department of Biological
Sciences, Simon Fraser University
John Karakatsoulis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resource Science,
Thompson Rivers University
John Markham, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Manitoba
John S. Richardson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Forest Sciences, University of British
Columbia
Joleen A. Timko, Ph.D., Research Associate, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
Jonathan D. Van Hamme Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences,
Thompson Rivers University
Jonathan Ferrier, Phd candidate University of Ottawa, Grad fellow, New York Botanical Garden
Jonathan Midwood, Ph.D student, Department of Biology, McMaster University
Jonathan W. Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and
Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Liber Ero Chair of Coastal
Science and Management
Jonathan Whiteley, M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, McGill University
Joseph P. Carney, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Lakehead University
Juanna Thompson, P.Biol., Biologist, , Alberta Conservation Association
Judith Myers, Professor Emerita, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Jules Blais, Professor, Biology and Environmental Toxicology, University of Ottawa, President,
Society of Canadian Limnologists
Julia Anne Gustavsen, PhD student, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of
British Columbia
Julia K. Baum, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Victoria
Julie Landry-DeBoer, Biologist, Alberta Conservation Association
Julie Sircom, Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology and Environmental Science, Memorial U. of
Newfoundland
Julie Taylor Schooling, M.Sc. Student, Environmental Science, Thompson Rivers University
Julien Richard, MSc student, Department of Biology, University Laval
Justin F. Buller, M.Sc. Student, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of
Alberta
Justine A. McCulloch, M. Sc. Candidate in Environmental Science, Thompson Rivers University
Kai Chan, Associate Professor, Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair (University of Santa
Barbara), Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British
Columbia, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services)
Kamila Baranowska, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Environmental Resource Studies, Trent
University
Kara-Anne Ward, M.Sc. student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor
Kate McGrath, M.Sc. Student, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia
Katharine R. Hind, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Katharine Scotton, B.Sc., B.I.T., Environmental Consultant, Coast River Environmental Services
Ltd.
Katherine E Gibbs, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Katherine Middleton, M. Sc., Victoria
Katherine Velghe, M.Sc., CFI Project Coordinator, Department of Biology, McGill University
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University
Kathleen Ryan, MSc. Student, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Kathryn Morton, PhD, Ecologist and Project Manager
Kathy Chambers, M.Sc., R.P.Bio, Aquatic Biologist, HEMMERA
Katie E. Lotterhos, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of British
Columbia
Katie Pagnucco, MSc, PhD student, Department of Biology and Redpath Museum, McGill
University
Katie Stammler, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo
Katina Moraitis, MSc. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Katrina Lukianchuk, M.Sc. student, University of Windsor
Katrine Turgeon, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Katya E. Kovalenko, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University
of Windsor
Kayla Hamelin, M.Sc. student, Aquatic Ecology, Department of Biology, McGill University
Kecia Kerr, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, McGill University
Kel O’Neil, B. Sc., student, Renewable Resources Department, British Columbia Institute of
Technology
Kelly Carscadden, PhD candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University
of Toronto
Kelsey Jansen, MSc student, Department Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology,
University of Alberta
Ken Crutchfield, Retired Executive Director of Fisheries Management and Chief Fisheries
Officer (Fisheries Act) for the 2002 – 2010, Province of Alberta
Ken Lertzman, Ph.D., Professor and Director of The Hakai Network for Coastal
People, Ecosystems and Management, School of Resource & Environmental Management,
Simon Fraser University
Ken Minns, Scientist Emeritus (Great Laboratorty for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries
and Oceans Canada), Adjunct Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Toronto
Kendra A. Robinson, M.Sc. Student, Department of Forest Sciences, University of British
Columbia
Kenneth C. Welch Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University
of Toronto Scarborough
Kerry B. Marchinko, PhD., Fisheries Biologist, Visiting Scholar, Rescan Environmental Services
Ltd/University of British Columbia
Kevin D. Bladon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences,
Thompson Rivers University
Kevin Reid, Ph.D. Student, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Kevin W. Reeh, M.Sc. student, Department of Environmental Sciences, Dalhousie University
Kirsten Seymour, Fisheries Biologist, Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
Kiyoko Gotanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology and Redpath Museum, McGill
University
Krista Oke, M.Sc. Student, Department of Biology and Redpath Museum, McGill University
Kristina Wantola, M.SC. Student, Department of Biology, University of Windsor
Kyla Warren, Environmental Scientist/Fisheries Biologist, , Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
Kyle A. Artelle, M.Sc. Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Kyle Borrowman, M.Sc. Student, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent
University
Kyra Janot, MSc student, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia
Kyra Stiles, M.Sc. student, Department of Environmental Sciences, Dalhousie University
Kyrstn Zylich, Research Assistant, Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of
British Columbia
Lauchlan H Fraser, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology and Natural Resource Sciences,
Thompson Rivers University, CRC in Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Laura E. Coristine, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Laura Finnegan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biology, Trent University
Laura Macpherson, Wildlife Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Division, Alberta Sustainable Resource
Development
Laura R. Pfeifer, M.Sc., , Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
Laura Weir, Ph.D., Instructor and Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon
Fraser University
Laurence Packer. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, York University
Laurence Piché, biologist, Comité ZIP de la rive nord de l’estuaire, Baie-Comeau
Laurianne Bonin, Candidate à la maîtrise en Sciences de l’environnement, Chaire de recherche
UQTR en biologie systémique de la conservation, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Laurie Hunt, M.Sc., Associate Chair, Senior Faculty Researcher, Biological Sciences, NAIT
Lawrence M. Dill, Ph.D., F.R.S.C., Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences,
Simon Fraser University
Leah Bendell, Ph.D., Professor / Director, Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science /
Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University
Leanna Lachowsky, PhD candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Leanna Warman, M.Sc., R.P.Bio., Ecosystem Specialist, The Nature Trust of BC
Lee Gutowsky, MSc, M.Sc., PhD Candidate, Fish Ecology & Conservation and Physiology Lab,
Carleton University
Lee Moltzahn, B. Sc., Agrologist, MULTISAR, Lethbridge Alberta
Leif Olson, PhD, Landscape Ecologist, O2 Planning and Design Inc.
Leni Gelten, Biology Instructor, Langara College.
Leonie Brown, Technician for Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, BSc student,
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Lewis Molot, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Linda Rutledge, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Researcher, Lecturer, Department of Biology, Trent
University
Lindsay Davidson, M.Sc Student, Department of Biology, Simon Fraser University
Lisa Graham, M. Sc. student, Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Trent University.
Lisa Hansen, PhD Student, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
Lisa Jones, M.Sc., Ph.D. student, Department of Biology, McGill University
Liset Cruz-Font, PhD Candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University
of Toronto
Lorne Fitch, Professional Biologist, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design,
University of Calgary
Lorne W. E. Clayton, RPBio, Executive Director, Canadian Highly Migratory Species
Foundation/ Canadian Pacific Sardine Association/ Pacific Coast Shrimpers Cooperative
Association, Member, COSEWIC-Molluscs Sub-Committee
Lorraine Sawdon, M.Sc. student, Department of Biology, Laurentian University
Louis Gosselin, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Thompson Rivers
University
Louise Blight, PhD student, Centre for Applied Conservation Research, University of British
Columbia
Louise Chavarie, Ph.D. Student, University of Alberta
Lucy Harrison, M.Sc., Program Officer, IUCN Shark Specialist Group/Department of Biological
Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Lucy MacKenzie, B. Sc. student, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
Luise Hermanutz, Professor, Department of Biology, Memorial University
Lyn Baldwin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University
Lyndsay A. Smith-Cartwright. Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, McMaster
University
Magan Out, Ph. D. Biologist, Ottawa
Maggie Xenopoulos, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Trent University,
NSERC University Faculty Award (2004-10)
Maja Cvetkovic, M.Sc., Aquatic Ecologist, Department of Biology, McMaster University
Malissa Smith, B.Sc., B.I.T. M.R.M. Student, School of Resource and Environmental Biology,
Simon Fraser University
Mallory Nadon, M.Sc. student, Department of Environmental Life Science, Trent University
Mandy Couve, M.Sc, Biologist, Alberta Conservation Association
Manon Morrissette, M. Sc. Biologist, Department of Biology, Université du Québec à Rimouski.
Manon Picard, M. Sc., Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Margaret-Rose Vogel, PhD student, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo
Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Trent University.
Marianne Marcoux, Ph.D., Post-doctoral research fellow, Fonds de recherche du Québéc – nature
et technologies, University of Aberdeen
Marie-Andrée Fallu, PhD, Agente de liaison scientifique, Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire
en limnologie et en environnement aquatique, Université de Montréal.
Marie-Christine Bellemare, Étudiante M. Sc, Département des sciences biologiques, Université
du Québec à Montréal
Marie-Julie Fave, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, McGill University
Mark Collard, Professor, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, CRC in Human
Evolutionary Studies
Mark D’Aguiar, M.Sc., Terrestrial and Wetland Biologist, Department of Integrative Biology,
University of Guelph
Mark F. Hulsman, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Marty L. Leonard, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Mary I. O’Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology and Biodiversity Research
Centre, University of British Columbia
MaryJane Moses, M.Sc. student, Department of Biology, Lakehead University
Matt Litvak , PhD, Professor of Biology, Biology Department, Mount Allison University
Matthew Casselman, M.Sc. student, Department of Zoology, University of New Brunswick
Maude Tremblay, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Maxwell A. Cameron. Ph.D., Director Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Scholar in Residence,
Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia
Megan I. Saunders, Ph. D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Change Institute, University
of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Meghan Anderson, M.Sc. student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Melanie Croft-White, M.Sc., Aquatic Biologist/Environmental Technician Assistant, Restoration
Services Center, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Mélanie Dionne, PhD, Chercheure scientifique, Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la
faune du Québec et Professeure associée, Département de Biologie, Université Laval.
Melissa Evans, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut de Biologie Integrative et des Systemes,
University Laval
Melynda Johnson, M. Sc. Student, Biological Sciences Department, University of Alberta
Michael C. Whitlock, Ph. D, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Michael Crawford, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, University of Windsor
Michael Donaldson, PhD candidate, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
Michael Elliot, PhD candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Michael Hart, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Michael Jokinen, Biologist, Alberta Conservation Association
Michael Melynchuk, PhD, Research Scientist, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences,
University of Washington
Michael Sackville, MSc, PhD student, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Michael Stone, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management,
University of Waterloo
Michelle Franklin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University
Michelle Gillespie, M.Sc. student, Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, Laurentian University
Michelle Segal, Junior Ecosystem Technician, , B.C Conservation Foundation
Michelle Tseng, PhD, Founding and Managing Editor (Evolutionary Applications), Postdoctoral
Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Mike Duffy, PhD, Senior Teaching Associate and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology,
University of New Brunswick
Mike Rodtka, Senior Biologist, , Alberta Conservation Association
Mike Verhage, B.Sc., P.Biol, Wildlife Biologist, Alberta Conservation Association
Miles Keenleyside, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, Western University
Miranda Lewis, M.Sc., Environmental Scientist, , Dillon Consulting Limited
Monica M Pearson, R.P. Bio, M.A. Student, Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture,
University of British Columbia
Monica Yau, M.Sc. Student, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Morly Barrett, PhD. Former Director of Fisheries and former Assistant Deputy Minister of
natural Resources Service, Province of Alberta
Ms. Christine MacDonald, Masters of Environmental Management Candidate, , University of
New Brunswick
Ms. Jessica Reilly, Fisheries Biologist / M.Sc. Student, Department of Biological Sciences,
Golder Associates Ltd. / University of Alberta
Myra Juckers, B.Sc. student, Department of Environmental and Resource Science, Trent
University
Nadia Aubin-Horth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Université Laval
Natacha Kramski, M.Sc. student, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Natalie Sopinka, PhD student, Department of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia
Natasha Sandys, B.Sc., Environmental Professional (EP), Yukon Territory,
Neil Rooney, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
Nelson Amaral, Environmental Technologist, Watershed Monitoring and Reporting Section,
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Nicholas A. Cairns, M.Sc. student, Department of Biology, Carleton University/University of
Ottawa
Nicholas Kelly, M. Sc. student, Environmental and Life Sciences Program, Trent University
Nicolas Gilbert, MSc, Biologist, McGill University
Nicole G. McKenzie M.Sc., Project Officer, Value and Sustainability Assessment Directorate,
Health Canada
Nicole Schiller, MSc student, Department of Natural Resouces, Thompson Rivers University
Nils Anderson, BSc, MSc, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Noel Swain, M.Sc. Candidate, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Earth to Ocean Group, Simon Fraser
University
Norah Brown, MSc Candidate in Marine Ecology, Department of Zoology, University of British
Columbia
Noreen Kelly, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, York University
Norman D. Yan, Ph.D. , Professor, Department of Biology, York University
Normand Bergeron, Directeur scientifique du CIRSA, Professeur agrégé, , INRS-ETE Nyssa
A. Temmel, Ph.D. , Formerly Department of Botany, University of British Columbia Olivia
Carnrite, Education Programs Coordinator, , Langley Environmental Partners Society Pam
McDonald, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Biology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Panagiotis Tsigaris, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Thompson
Rivers University
Pascale Biron, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment,
Concordia University
Patrick Ehnes, R.B. Tech., AScT, Project Manager, Scott Resource Services Inc.
Patrick J. Walsh, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Biology, University of Ottawa
Patrick T. Martone, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, University of British
Columbia
Paul A. Faure, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, McMaster University
Paul Bentzen, Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Paul del Giorgio, Ph.D., Professor and Research Chair, Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Quebec at Montreal
Paul G. Harrison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Botany, University of British
Columbia
Paul Thomson, Chief Chemist, Toronto Water Laboratory
Pedro R. Peres-Neto, Chair de Recherche du Canada en Modélisation Spatiale et Biodiversité,
Département des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montrèal
Pépino Marc, Ph. D. Sciences de l’Environnement, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières,
Chaire de recherche du Canada en écologie des eaux douces
Peter Ashmore, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario
Peter Neuhaus, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Peter R. Leavitt, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Regina, Canada Research
Chair in Environmental Change and Society
Petra Villette, M.Sc. student, Zoology Department and Biodiversity, University of British
Columbia
Philippe Archambault, PhD, Professor, Institut des sciences de la mer (ISMER), Université du
Québec à Rimouski
Philippe Massicotte, Candidat au doctorat en Sciences de l’Environnement, Centre de Recherche
sur les Interactions Bassins Versants-Écosystèmes aquatiques (RIVE), Université du Québec à
Trois-Rivières
Rachel Krause, M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Parasitology and McGill School of
Environment, Macdonald Campus of McGill University
Rachel Picard, océanographe, Institut des sciences de la mer, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Randall M. Peterman, Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon
Fraser University, Canada Research Chair in Fisheries Risk Assessment and Management
Raphael Lavoie, Ph.D student, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Raphael Proulx, Professeur, Chaire de recherche UQTR en biologie systémique de la
conservation, Centre de recherche sur les interactions bassin versants-écosystèmes aquatiques.
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
Raphaëlle Dancette, Ph.D. student, Marine Resources Management, University of Québec in
Rimouski
Ray Biastoch, MES, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, York University
Rebecca L. North, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Trent University
Rémi Masson B.Sc. Dipl. Tech., Environmental Technician, Scott Resource Services Inc.
Renaud Kaeuffer, Ph.D. Redpath Museum & Dept. of Biology, McGill University
Rheannon N. Brooks, MSc Graduate Student, University of Victoria
Richard J. Vogt, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Regina
Rider A. Petch, B.Sc., R.P. Bio, Professional Biologist
Robbi Bonin, Biologist, Fiera Biological Consulting
Robert E. DeWreede, Professor, Associate Dean of Science, Botany, University of British
Columbia
Robert Higgins, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Thompson Rivers
University
Robert J. Florean, Fish & Wildlife Specialist and Stewardship Coordinator, LaCloche Ecological
Services (owner) / Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (retired)
Robert M.R. Barclay, Professor, Department Head, Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Calgary
Robert McLaughlin, Associate Professor and Partnership for Ecosystem Research and
Management Scientist, Department of Integrative Biology, , University of Guelph
Robert Newbury Ph.D, Emeritus Fellow, Canadian rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick
Rodney Hughes, P.Sc., P.Chem. Groundwater Specialist, BGC Engineering Inc.
Rodolphe Devillers, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Memorial University
of Newfoundland
Rosemary Redfield, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Rowena Stern, PhD, Research Fellow, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
Roxane Maranger, PhD, Associate Professor and Scientific Director of the Station des
Laurentides, Département des sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal
Roxanne Razavi, Ph.D student, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Rüdiger Krahe, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Biology, McGill University
Ryan A. Hill, M. Sc. candidate, Environmental and Life Sciences department, Trent University
Ryan Norris, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Sally Aitken, Professor and Director, Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, Department of
Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia
Sam Yeaman, PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Biodiversity Research Centre, University of
British Columbia
Samuel Robinson, M.Sc. student, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.
Sandra Hansen, MSc, Aquatic Science Biologist, St. Andrews Biological Station, Fisheries and
Oceans Canada,
Sara J. Iverson, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and distinguished University Research Professor, ,
Dalhousie University and Scientific Director of the Ocean Tracking Network Canada, NSERC
Steacie Fellow
Sarah C. Woolley, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, McGill University
Sarah Klain, M.Sc., Ph.D. Student, Institute for Resources and the Environment, University of
British Columbia
Sarah Larocque, M.Sc., Department of Biology, Carleton University
Sarah Rovang, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Sarah Thomasen, M. Sc., Contract Ecologist, Hamilton, Ontario
Sean C. Anderson, Ph.D student, Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Sean Graham, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Biodiversity Research Center, Department of Botany,
University of British Columbia
Sebastian Pardo, M. Sc. student, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Sébastien Renaut, Ph.D, postdoctoral fellow, Biodiversity Research, Centre and Department of
Botany, University of British Columbia
Seth Rudman, PhD student, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Shane Furze, M.Sc. Student, Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New
Brunswick
Shane J. Roersma, Instructor, School of Environmental Science, University of Lethbridge
Shannan May-McNally, M.Sc. student, Biodiversity Research Center, Department of Zoology,
University of British Columbia
Shannon A. McFadyen, M.Sc. Student, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
Shaun S. Killen B.Sc. (Hon), M.Sc., Ph.D., NERC Research Fellow, Institute of Biodiversity,
Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow,
Shelagh Campbell. Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Shelley E. Arnott, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Shelley Kathleen McCabe, M.Sc., PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, York University
Shinjini Pal, M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Simon St-Onge Drouin, Research Assistant, ISMER, Université du Québec à Rimouski.
Sonia Rankin, B.Sc., Aquatic Biologist, Ecology Department, MMM Group Limited
Sonja Teichert, M.Sc., Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario
Sophie D. Boizard, PhD, RPBio, Marine Ecologist
Stefanie LaZerte, PhD Candidate, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of
Northern BC
Stephanie A. Boudreau, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Stephanie Avery-Gomm, M. Sc. student, Zoology Department, University of British Columbia
Stephen D. Petersen, Head of Conservation and Research, Assiniboine Park Zoo
Stephen Hecnar, Professor, Department of Biology, Lakehead University
Stephen Leaver, M.Sc. Ichthyology lab instructor, University of Victoria
Stephen Symes, M.Sc. student, Environmental Science, Thompson Rivers University
Steven D Melvin, PhD Candidate (ecology), Department of Biology, University of New
Brunswick
Steven Duerksen, M.Sc. student, Department of Biology, York University.
Steven W. Henstra, M.Sc. Student, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia
Stevi Vanderzwan, MSc student, Department of Biology, University of Calgary
Susan F. Bailey, M.Sc, Ph.D student, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
Susanna D. Fuller, PhD., Marine Conservation Biologist, Ecology Action Centre
Suzanne Gray, PhD, NSERC Visiting Fellow, Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic
Sciences, McGill University
Suzie Currie, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Mount Allison University,
Harold Crabtree Chair in Aquatic Animal Physiology
Sylvie Guénette, Ph.D., Research Associate, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia
Tamila L. McMullan, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University
Tania Perzoff, M.Sc., R.P.Bio, Senior Biologist, Mine Permitting and Project Management, EBA,
A TetraTech Company
Tara J. Schmidt, B.Sc, MA, MCIP, Environmental Planner, Member of the Canadian Institute of
Planners and International Association of Impact Assessment,
Ted Nanninga, Wildlife Biologist, TERA Environmental Consultants, Hanna, Alberta
Thomas Gregory Ross, M.Sc. student, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia
Thomas Hossie B.Sc (Hons.), PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Carleton University
Thomas Pendray, B.Sc., Retired Habitat Management Biologist, Department of Fisheries and
Oceans, Province of Ontario
Tim Abercrombie, M.Sc., R.P.Bio. PMP, Project Manager, Natural Sciences and GHG, EBA
Engineering Consultant’s Ltd,
Tim Nelner, Environmental Planner
Todd Gillis, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of
Guelph
Tony Pitcher, MA DPhil (Oxon), Editor of Fish and Fisheries, Professor of Fisheries, Fisheries
Centre, University of British Columbia
Trevor Welton, Environmental Biologist, ,
Tyler Johns BSc, Fisheries Biologist, , Alberta Conservation Association
Tyler Williams, University New Brunswick
Tyson MacCormack, PhD, Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Mount Allison University
Vanessa Volpatti, M.Sc Candidate in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences,
Thompson Rivers University
Vanya G. Rohwer, Ph.D. student, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Véronique Juneau, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa.
Véronique Leclerc, Ph. D., Direction de la faune aquatique/ Direction générale de l’expertise sur
la faune et ses habitats, Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec
Villy Christensen, Professor, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia
Vivian M. Nguyen, M.Sc. student, Department of Biology, Carleton University
W. Reuben Kaufman, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Wendy J. Palen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Conservation
William Gary Sprules, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, University of Toronto
Mississauga
William Glass, PhD Candidate, Biology Department, University of Windsor.
William Harrower, MSc, R.P. Bio, PhD candidate, Department of Botany, University of British
Columbia
Wlliam Halliday, MSc candidate, Department of Biology, Lakehead University
Wonnita Andrus, M.Sc., Wildlife Biologist, Private Consulting Firm, Alberta
Wudu Lado, PhD candidate, Biology Dept., University of Ottawa.
Ze’ev Gedalof, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Climate & Ecosystem Dynamics Research Lab,
Department of Geography, University of Guelph
Zoe Lindo, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario
Zofia Ecaterina Taranu, Ph.D student, Department of Biology, McGill University

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