Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
The aim of Dr. Moore’s research is to understand how salmon watersheds work, what controls their dynamics and sustainability, and through that improve decision-making. He enjoys being out in the field, getting ideas from watching the rivers and salmon, talking to people and working with students. Indeed, he loves the whole process, from brainstorming to muddy boots, to analyzing the data to understand what it means and putting it together into a story.
What topics is your group researching right now?
Our work ranges from large- to small-scale. Our big synthetic projects bring data together from huge watersheds like the Fraser or Skeena in British Columbia. These big projects teach us about the fundamental ways that systems are organized. For example, how a large river deals with climate change and perturbation; these large systems seem to have defenses that buffer against disturbances.