Dr. Brett van Poorten
See my lab page here
Ph.D. 2012 (University of British Columbia)
M.Sc. 2003 (University of Calgary)
B.Sc. 2000 (University of Guelph)
Recreational fisheries management strategies
Fish growth and bioenergetics models
Fish conservation through management
My main interest involves understanding how society interactions with fish. These interactions are often negative for fish (fish entrainment, fish harvest, stocking) but can also be positive, both for fish and ecosystems (nutrient restoration, stocking) and society (recreational fishing). Often times, the results of these interactions are highly uncertain and complex. I use a combination of simulation models of social-ecological systems and statistical models to estimate the strength of these interactions. The overall goal is to better understand how to affect positive change and balance trade-offs among species, governments and values.
To better understand the work that I have been involved in, feel free to explore this site, especially our research page and a list of publications that have come out of our work. If you would like to become involved in our work, please contact me.