Simon Fraser University members of the Cooperative Resource Management Institute
All SFU members of the Cooperative Resource Management Institute (CRMI) conduct research that is both at the leading edge of their fields and is applied to real issues faced by resource management agencies. Such work usually involves extensive collaboration with agencies.

John Clague
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research, EASC
Dr. Clague conducts research on hazardous Earth processes, including earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and landslides, and on impacts of climate change in high mountains. His other principle professional interest is improving public awareness of earth science by making relevant geoscience information available to students, teachers, and the general public.

Sean Cox
Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management
Dr. Cox is a fisheries scientist focusing mainly on conservation and management of aquatic ecosystems. His research applies fisheries stock assessment methods, ecosystem modeling, and statistical decision theory to address complex issues involved in managing B.C. commercial and recreational fisheries.

Frank Gobas
Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management
Dr. Gobas is an environmental chemist and toxicologist who is interested in the behaviour, effects, and associated ecological and human health risks of chemical pollutants in the environment. His research group has developed ecosystem-based models of the environmental fate of chemical pollutants; these models are used by management agencies to help develop regulatory policies on toxic chemicals. The research spans various taxonomic groups (e.g. marine and terrestrial mammals, fishes, birds) in a range of locations (e.g. the Arctic, east and west coasts of Canada) and various types of chemicals (e.g. phthalate esters, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, mercury).

Scott Harrison
Senior Lecturer, School of Resource and Environmental Management
Dr. Harrison is a terrestrial ecologist interested in applying the concepts of ecological resilience and Adaptive Management to improve the sustainable use of natural resources. His research has focused on wildlife and the ecosystems that support wildlife populations. Scott has studied a variety of species but is particularly interested in large carnivores and the dynamics of predator-prey systems.

Karen Kohfeld
Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management
Dr. Kohfeld is interested in understanding natural variability and biogeochemical linkages within the ocean and climate system, in order to better assess earth system responses to anthropogenic perturbations. Her research focuses on natural and anthropogenic changes in the ocean carbon cycle, the influence of climate and land surface conditions on atmospheric dust, and assessing and adapting to extreme weather conditions in British Columbia.

Ken Lertzman
Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management
Dr. Lertzman is interested in forest ecosystem dynamics, conservation, and management. He and his students conduct research on forest dynamics at a broad range of spatial and temporal scales. Most current research focuses on how natural disturbance regimes interact with physical aspects of the landscape and with management regimes to produce pattern and dynamics in forest stands and landscapes. Dr. Lertzman’s researchers work closely with government agencies, industries, and other non-governmental groups in applying their results to problems in forest conservation and management. He was a member of the Scientific Panel on Sustainable Forest Practices in Clayoquot Sound.

Johnathan Moore
Associate Professor, Biological Science/School of Resource and Environmental Management
Jonathan Moore is an aquatic ecologist who aims to do research that helps inform the conservation and management of salmon-bearing watersheds. He and his research group (the Salmon Watersheds Lab) do both focused field research on emerging management challenges in aquatic ecosystems, from estuaries to headwaters, as well as broader-scale syntheses and theory of ecological dynamics.  

John Reynolds
Professor, Biological Sciences

Brett van Poorten
Aquatic Scientist and Head of the Applied Ecology Freshwater Research Unit, BC Ministry of Environment
Dr. van Poorten’s focus is on conservation of freshwater fish populations and inland recreational fisheries management. His research involves: evaluating methods for collecting and analyzing data used to monitor freshwater populations; using angler behaviour to predict effort redistribution; recovery of collapsed or overfished populations; and implementing whole-system management for real managed systems.