Federal department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) members of the Cooperative Resource Management Institute

Michael Bradford
Research Scientist, DFO
Adjunct Professor, REM, SFU
Dr. Bradford is a quantitative ecologist who has worked on salmon population dynamics, including the effects of human activities on salmon-producing lakes and streams.Examples include the effects of water-flow reductions on salmon in the Nechako River, the life history of chinook salmon in the Fraser River watershed, causes of population cycles in abundance of salmon, and the productivity of coho salmon in fresh water. Dr. Bradford did a risk analysis for coho salmon that became a part of the scientific basis for the 1998 changes to the B.C. salmon fishery. Ongoing projects include: (1) field research on the biology of chinook salmon in the Yukon watershed, and the effects of placer gold mining on Yukon streams, (2) a meta-analytical model for managing coho salmon, and (3) the development of a management model for temperature effects on Fraser River sockeye salmon.

Douglas Braun
Research Biologist, DFO

Trevor Davies
Fisheries Stock Assessment Scientist, Ministry of Forests, Land, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Adjunct Professor, REM, SFU
Dr. Trevor Davies is a Fisheries Stock Assessment Scientist with the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Land, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development.  He has a diverse background in limnology, toxicology, fisheries resource evaluation & management and quantitative fisheries stock assessment.  He in the principle investigator of the Keogh River Steelhead population dynamics project and sits on a number of student committee’s at SFU and UBC.

Jeffrey Lemieux
Area Manager, North Coast, Ecosystems Management Branch, DFO
Jeffrey Lemieux has a science leadership role with Pacific Region Science Branch for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In that role, he leads Freshwater Science strategies and manages the Cultus Lake Salmon Research Laboratory, as well as staff stationed at SFU. Jeffrey's principal interests are improving the role of science in aquatic resource management, especially the consideration of landscape and regional contexts. He obtained his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in the fields of forestry and entomology, and gained his first experience working with salmon by analyzing insect components of salmonid diets in the nearshore juveniles of Barkley Sound.

Steve Macdonald
Research Scientist, DFO
Head Environment and Aquaculture Research Section, DSO CAER - West Vancouver
Adjunct Professor, REM and Faculty of Forestry, UBC
Dr. Macdonald’s primary research interests are trophic ecology and habitat science. His research investigates ecosystem processes in watersheds subjected to development pressures in the interior of B.C. He has also developed ecosystem based stock assessment models for migrating salmon.

David Patterson
Research Biologist, DFO
Adjunct Professor, REM, SFU
Mr. Patterson is the head of the Fraser River Environmental Watch Program, which monitors and forecasts Fraser River water conditions and researches the impact of environmental conditions on migratory and reproductive success of adult sockeye salmon. Science advice is provided to fisheries managers to assist in the prediction of en-route loss and pre-spawning mortalities associated with adverse river conditions.

Daniel Selbie
Head, Lakes Research Program, Ecosystem Sciences Division, DFO
Adjunct Professor, REM, SFU
Dr. Selbie is a limnologist and aquatic ecologist, whose research principally targets the freshwater life history of Pacific salmon, and the structure, functioning, and productive capacity of their natal ecosystems.  Dr. Selbie’s research group, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows integrate limnology, paleolimnology, fisheries science and environmental science, through field surveys, targeted experiments, and modeling to understand the effects and interactions of natural and anthropogenic forcings on Pacific salmon production and nursery ecosystem dynamics.  

Brett van Poorten
Senior Aquatic Scientist, BC Ministry of Environment
Adjunct Professor, REM, SFU
Dr. Brett van Poorten is a Senior Aquatic Scientist with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment. He has a strong background in biology, but has since realized that the key to understanding natural resource social ecological systems is embracing an interdisciplinary focus. He now strives to incorporate ecology, social science, statistics and common sense into everything he does. While he loves tromping around lakes and rivers he is most often in front of his computer creating stock assessment models and decision support tools to help managers visualize and appreciate trade-offs among objectives. He has worked for the provincial government addressing recreational fisheries assessment and policy, conservation initiatives and invasive species removal strategies.