I am a research biologist with the Conservation Science Section, B.C. Ministry of Environment, located on the University of British Columbia campus. I carry out research relevant to the conservation and management of freshwater aquatic resources in British Columbia. My expertise is in freshwater ecology with a specialization on stream ecosystems, although I have a broad background in freshwater ecology and my students work on a variety of science and management issues. My central interests are the effects of habitat on ecological processes in streams, and how this information can be used to inform conservation strategies through understanding landscape and microhabitat constraints on fish distribution, abundance. Specific research is focused on modelling fish habitat, modelling optimal stream flows, bioenergetic modelling of drift-feeding fish growth, habitat restoration, management of species at risk, invertebrate drift and energy flow in streams, and understanding how habitat structure changes along the river continuum.
Applied Aquatic Research Unit, University of British Columbia, 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4.