© 2015 by Salmon Watersheds Lab

Feb 20, 2019 - We have launched our 2019 blog series: Notes from the Field!  Stay tuned throughout February and March for more posts highlighting our field-work experiences. 

Jan 26, 2019 - A group of us presented at the 11th Annual IDEAS Symposium. The Moore lab was largely involved in the event as planning committee members and judges!

Jan 20, 2019 - Jon and collaborators author a new article, "The Role of Science in Contemporary Canadian Environmental Decision Making: The Example of Environmental Assessment".

Jan 17, 2019 - The Prince Rupert Port Authority state they will protect the waters around Lelu Island. Our past collaborative research and activities in this region have helped contribute to this conservation decision! Read more here.

Jan 11, 2019 - Over the holidays, a group of us at SFU submitted comments regarding BC's wild salmon strategy. If interested, here they are. While there was a lot of good stuff in the Options report, we did have some concerns and suggestions. 

Jan 9, 2019 - Kyle Chezik successfully defended his PhD on ​river networks, climate change, and salmon. Read one of his papers here, stay tuned for others! Congratulations Dr. Chezik!!

Jan 7, 2019 - Welcome new masters students in the group--Anna Potapova and Alex Sawyer. Super excited to have you a part of the team. 

Nov 1, 2018 - Kara Pitman (PhD candidate) was featured on GlacierHub. Check out the article here!

Oct 16, 2018 - Check out Colin Bailey's (PhD candidate) guest feature in Trout Unlimited.

Oct 1, 2018 - Congratulations Luke Warkentin (MSc candidate) and co-authors on their paper titled "Urban planning for fishes: untangling a new project's effects from old infrastructure and regional patterns".

Sep 26, 2018 - Congratulations Colin Bailey (PhD candidate) and co-authors on their publication in Ecosphere titled "The roles of extrinsic and intrinsic factors in the freshwater life-history dynamics of a migratory salmonid"

Sep 10, 2018 - Welcome Lauren Law as our new Lab Manager!

Apr 20, 2018 - SFU News article highlights Jon and the global team that launched the Salmon Science Network (SSN) earlier this month. 

Apr 19, 2018 - Jon presented on "how to give a talk" for the Faculty of Environment Grad Student Research Day.

Mar 29, 2018 - Jon was the featured scientist for the Canadian Scientist twitter conversation, hosted by Evidence for Democracy.

Mar 28, 2018 - Jon co-authors paper titled "Eco-evolutionary dynamics, density dependent dispersal and collective behaviour: implications for salmon metapopulation robustness" in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Mar 20, 2018 - The Keogh River Research Website is now live!  Access the site for information on our collaborative research program on the Keogh River. 

Mar 15, 2018 - Jon presents on Resilience and Vulnerability in Salmon Watersheds at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Oregon Chapter American Fisheries Society in Eugene, OR.

Feb 23, 2018 - Luke Andersson, Michael Arbeider, Colin Bailey and Karl Seitz present talks at 39th Annual Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference.

Feb 5, 2018Jon helps launch a new model of science communication. The guest editorial that overviews the special collection of Conservation Stories can be found here.

Feb 1, 2018 - Emma Hodgson was awarded the highly competitive Liber Ero postdoctoral research fellowship to support her collaborative work on migratory fishes.

Jan 31 to Feb 2, 2018 - Jon participates in a workshop on linkages between watersheds and oceans with the Coastal Margins Rainforest Research Network.

Jan 1, 2018 - Michael Arbeider and Jon author an article in The Osprey titled: Eelgrass as Vital Nursery Habitat for Young Salmon.

 

Dec 12, 2017 Jon is interviewed and featured on the SFU Faculty of Science's Featured Researchers page. 

Dec 11, 2017Ciara Sharpe successfully defended her Masters thesis. Congratulations Ciara!

Nov 27, 2017The Salmon Watersheds Lab Blog series: Notes from the Field has launched!  Stay tuned for more posts, highlighting field-work experiences, throughout November and December. 

Nov 20, 2017 -  New blog from West Coast Environmental Law features work by lab alum Rebecca Seifert and Jon. 

 

Nov 10, 2017 Jon and Kara helped lead a workshop on glacial retreat and salmon futures. The workshop was part of the new Salmon Science Network initiative that Jon co-leads, supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Participants were experts in glaciers, hydrology, climate change, and salmon from Alaska to California to the United Kingdom.

 

Oct 19, 2017 Jon co-authors op-ed in the Toronto Star about strengthening the Fisheries Act. 

Oct 11, 2017 - Will Atlas authors an article in The Osprey about his research: "Traditional knowledge meets science for monitoring and managing wild salmon". 

Oct 11, 2017"A Great Victory for Skeena River Salmon in LNG Project Demise" article in The Osprey features Jon Moore and Skeena River research.

Oct 4, 2017Rebecca Seifert and Jon Moore co-author new paper, "Floodgate Operations and Fish Communities in Tidal Creeks of the Lower Fraser River (British Columbia, Canada)", in Estuaries and Coasts. Research featured in The Georgia Straight, CBC, MetroNews CanadaCBC Listen, FIS.

 

Sep 11, 2017The Salmon Watersheds Lab is hiring a Database Project Manager! Click here for details.

Sep 2, 2017Great article in CBC North about postdoc Emma Hodgson's new research program on migratory whitefish in the Peel River, Northwest Territories. She is working with indigenous fishers at their fish camps to learn about life-histories of these fish.    

Aug 29, 2017 Jon co-authored report on federal reform of environmental legislation. Check out report "Strong Foundations . . . ".  

Jul 19, 2017Kyle Chezik, Sean Anderson and Jon Moore co-author new paper in Geophysical Research Letters: "River networks dampen long-term hydrological signals of climate change".

Jul 18, 2017 - New open access paper in Ecosystem Health and Sustainability: "Ancient fish weir technology for modern stewardship: lessons from community-based salmon monitorings" co-authored by Will Atlas, Jon Moore and several others. Watch a short video on the weir construction and use. 

Jun 14, 2017Jon co-authors new paper in Ecosphere. "High salmon density and low discharge create periodic hypoxia in coastal rivers".

 

Jun 6, 2017 - Congratulations to Kara Pitman for winning the 2017 W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research (Doctoral)!

 

May 17, 2017 - Kara Pitman and Sam Wilson will be representing the lab during Science Odyssey Week at the Vancouver Aquarium this Wednesday. Find them at their interpretive cart to learn more about our research!

May 7-11, 2017 - The Salmon Watersheds Lab was well represented at the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Meeting (CSEE2017) in Victoria, BC. Excellent talks were given by Kyle Chezik, Kara Pitman, Ciara Sharpe, Jon Moore, Colin Bailey, Michael Arbeider, Luke Andersson and Will Atlas. 

 

Apr 27, 2017 - Jon gave a feature talk downtown Vancouver at a Skeena event organized by WWF-Canada and SFU.

Apr 20, 2017 - Congratulations to Will Atlas for winning the C. Jeff Cederholm Scholarship Award from the Washington British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society!

 

Apr 11, 2017 - Jon helped coauthor a Policy Brief on indigenous fisheries and high seas governance. 

Apr 10, 2017 - Eduardo Martins (lab alumni) has just accepted a tenure-track faculty job at UNBC. Congratulations Eduardo!

Apr 10-13, 2017 - Colin Bailey, Ciara Sharpe and Sam Wilson present at the WABC-AFS Annual General Meeting in Spokane, WA.

Apr 5, 2017 - Jon co-authors new paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "Risky business for a juvenile marine predator? Testing the influence of foraging strategies on size and growth rate under natural conditions."  

Mar 21, 2017 - Michael Arbeider presents on "Preferred hotspots for juvenile salmon in the Skeena Estuary" at the 18th Annual Salmon Ocean Ecology Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Feb 28, 2017 - Jon gives short presentation to the International Year of the Salmon meeting in Richmond, BC. 

Feb 25, 2017 - Luke Andersson, Michael Arbeider, Elissa Sweeney-Bergen, Colin Bailey and Karl Seitz present talks at 38th Annual Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference.

Feb, 8, 2017 - New paper by Jon Moore and Julian Olden from University of Washington in Global Change Biology on community change in fish communities. 

Jan 29, 2017 - Will Atlas, Michael Arbeider, Ciara Sharpe and Colin Bailey present talks at 9th Annual Simon Fraser University IDEAS Symposium.

Jan 26, 2017 - New paper by Kimberly Brewitt, Eric Danner and Jonathan Moore in CJFAS: "Hot eats and cool creeks: juvenile Pacific salmonids use mainstem prey while in thermal refuges".

Dec 22, 2016 - "So you want to change the world?" Nature article features JW Moore and Skeena research.

Dec 14, 2016 - Jon presents submission to Expert Panel on reform of Canadian Environmental Assessment. 

Dec 9, 2016 - Moore Lab members each highlight exciting elements of their field work in an engaging "Notes from the Field" series.

Nov 9, 2016 - New paper on young salmon in the Skeena estuary in Marine Ecology Progress Series! Coverage in the Globe and Mail, CBC, DeSmogNational Observer and Nature.

Nov 2, 2016 - Article on Skeena estuary research and scientific flaws in PNW LNG approval quotes Jon and features lab research.

Nov1, 2016 - Informative article features Jon and Skeena Research in Alberta Outdoorsmen - "What Makes Good Science and Who Decides?"

Nov1, 2016 - Great article features Jon and Skeena research in Fly-Fisherman - "Occupying the Skeena".

Sep 29, 2016 - "Canada aims to rewrite environmental law". Environmental Policy analysis paper in Science includes quotes from Jon.

Sep 29, 2016 - Jon featured in DeSmog article about the science of recent PNW LNG approval for Skeena estuary.

Sep 9, 2016 - Congratulations to Colin Bailey for being awarded a scholarship from the Freshwater Fisheries Society and for making headlines in Kamloops!

Sep 6, 2016 - Great article about Will Atlas and Heiltsuk Koeye campers tagging fish at the Hakai magazine. 

Jul 8, 2016 - New paper on First Nations fisheries and salmon biodiversity, led by lab alum Holly Nesbitt, just published in Journal of Applied Ecology! Coverage in ​Van Sun, Globe & Mail . . .

Jun 29, 2016 - Congratulations to Kara Pitman for passing her PhD candidacy exam!

 

May 27, 2016 - Great to participate in the Invisible Migration celebrations of the salmon smolt migration in the Skeena!

Apr 28, 2016 - New paper by Dave Scott on flood-control structures and impacts on water quality and fish! Coverage in Vancouver Sun.

Apr 27, 2016 - Article in National Geographic features our Skeena salmon science. 

 

Apr 18, 2016 - Jon gives talk at First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance meeting

 

Apr 1, 2016 - Congratulations to our newest grad student, Michael Arbeider, on receiving an NSERC CGSM award!

 

Feb 25, 2016 - Congratulations to Will Atlas for passing his PhD candidacy exam.

 

Feb 10, 2016 - Rebecca Seifert successfully defended her Masters thesis. Congratulations Rebecca!

 

Jan 22, 2016 - Jon gives talk at Salmon Summit in Prince Rupert regarding Skeena estuary, proposed LNG development, and salmon. Watch a video about the meeting here.

Jan 6, 2016 - Coverage of Ann-Marie, Moore lab alum, on her recently published PhD research on trash, seagulls, and salmon.

Dec 14, 2015 - Luke Warkentin successfully presented his undergraduate honour's thesis. Congratulations Luke!

 

Nov 25, 2015 - Jon Moore featured in VICE News article on the science behind the LNG proposals in the Skeena estuary.

 

Oct 25-27, 2015 -  Jon Moore attends NCEAS workshop in California.

 

Oct 6, 2015 - New paper by Will Atlas published in CJFAS  - "Implications of spatial contraction for density dependence and conservation in a depressed population of anadromous fish". 

 

Sept 28, 2015 - Congratulations Ciara Sharpe on receiving a NSERC IPS scholarship!

 

Sept 1, 2015 -  Welcome new lab manager Megan Vaughan and graduate students Kara Pitman, Ciara Sharpe, and Colin Bailey.

 

Aug 31, 2015 - Congratulations Sam Wilson on receiving a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship!

 

Aug 16-20, 2015 -  Jon, Will, Rebecca, Eduardo, and Charmaine talk at annual American Fisheries Society meeting in Portland, OR.

 

Aug 6, 2015 -  Letter in Science about mismatch scales of environmental decision-making and ecological  connections. Press materials here!

 

July 14, 2015 -  Article by Anne Casselman in BC Business about challenges of environmental assessments features our research.

 

Apr 22, 2015 -  Jon's promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure)!!

 

Apr 20-24, 2015 -  Jon Moore attends Willburforce Fellows workshop in Seattle.

 

Apr 9, 2015 -  PhD Candidate Kyle Chezik completed his proposal defense. Congrats Kyle!

 

Mar 2, 2015 -  Jon featured in Globe and Mail for SFU 50 year campaign! Read the article or interview.

Feb 12, 2015 -  New article by Jon Moore based on Stevenson lecture 2014 "Bidirectional connectivity and implications for watershed stability and management" accepted in CJFAS.

 

Feb 10, 2015 -  Article co-authored by Jon Moore featured in BBC earth's blog post "Pigs help frogs have babies".

 

Feb 3, 2015 -  New article by Moore lab team, "Emergent stability in a large free-flowing watershed" featured in The Vancouver Sun.

 

Feb 2, 2015 -  New article "Emergent stability in a large free-flowing watershedby Moore lab team featured as Editor's Choice in Science - read review here.

 

Jan 27, 2015 -  Jon Moore is awarded the prestigious new Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science. Congratulations!! 

 

Jan 16, 2015 -  Charmaine Carr-Harris successfully defended her MSc Thesis. Congrats Charmaine!! 

 

Dec 23, 2014 -  New article by Jen Gordon, Micheal Arbeider and others titled "When the tides don't turn: floodgates and hypoxic zones in the Lower Fraser River" accepted in Estuaries and Coasts. 

 

Dec 11, 2014 -  David Scott successfully defended his MRM project. Congrats Dave!! 

 

Nov 12, 2014 -  New article by Corinna Favaro and Jon Moore titled "Fish assemblages and barriers in an urban stream network" accepted in Freshwater Biology. 

 

Nov 10, 2014 -  New article titled "Emergent stability in a large free-flowing watershed" by Jon Moore accepted in Ecology

 

Nov 6, 2014 -  Comment by Tallis and Lubchenco with 238 co-signatories  including Jon Moore, called "Working together: A call for inclusive conservation" published in Nature.

 

Nov 2, 2014 -  Moore lab MRM student, Dave Scott wins best talk at EcoEvo retreat. Congrats Dave! 

 

Oct 30, 2014 - Hakai scholar Will Atlas' research featured in article "'Explosion of Discovery’ at Remote B.C. Research Station Bucks Trend of Cuts to Science".  

Oct 23, 2014 - Jon Moore moderates the Coastal Studies Open House at Simon Fraser University

 

Sept 30, 2014 -  Short communication by McKone, Moore et al. published in Journal of Tropical Ecology - read here

 

Sept 3, 2014 -  Mike Beakes successfully defended his PhD. dissertation at SFU. Congrats Mike!!

 

Sept 2, 2014 -  Corey Phillis successfully defended his PhD. dissertation at SFU. Congratulations Corey!!

 

Aug 17, 2014 -  Moore Lab MRM student Dave Scott talks about release of non-native fish species into Coquitlam waterways- watch newscast here.

 

Aug 13, 2014Article by Corinna Favaro, Mike Beakes and Jon Moore "Potential loss and rehabilitation of stream longitudinal connectivity: fish populations in urban streams with culverts" accepted in CJFAS.

 

Aug 9, 2014 Article by Ann-Marie Osterback, "Linking individual size and wild and hatchery ancestry to survival and predation risk of threatened steelhead" accepted in CJFAS. 

 

July 9, 2014 -  Article by Charmaine Carr-Harris and Jon Moore on the Skeena River estuary as a pinch point for juvenile salmon migration featured in the Vancouver Observer.

 

July 2, 2014 -  Article by Sean Anderson, Jon Moore et al. "Portfolio conservation of metapopulations under climate change" accepted in Ecological Applications.

 

May 29, 2014 -  Jon Moore, Charmaine Carr-Harris, Jen Gordon and Sam Wilson attend workshop on cumulative effects in the Skeena River Estuary. 

 

May 23, 2014 -  Ann-Marie Osterback successfuly defends her Ph.D dissertation at UCSC. Congrats Ann-Marie!!

 

May 19-23, 2014 -  Mike Beakes, Corey Phillis and Jon Moore attend JASM in Portland, OR.

 

May 15, 2014 -  Article by Charmaine Carr-Harris and Jon Moore on the importance of the Skeena River estuary as habitat for juvenile salmon featured in The Northern View.

 

May 5, 2014 - Salmon swimmers of the Skeena podcast featured in Water nation an article by Alec Ross. Listen to the podcast here

 

April 28, 2014 - Proposed industrial development on the Skeena River encroaches on a hotspot for Pacific salmon diversity - read press release here.

 

Apr 15, 2013 - Will Atlas and Jon Moore present at 3rd Annual Coastal Connections Vancouver.

 

Apr 10, 2013 - Jon Moore gives talk entitled "Free-flowing rivers and their diversity, stability, and conservation" at NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM.

 

Mar 17, 2014 - Check out short film on salmon stewardship on the Central Coast of BC and the weir project on the Koeye River, directed and produced by Will Atlas.

 

Mar 2, 2014 - Angela Fortune and Michael Arbeider win runner-up best posters at PEEC. Congrats!

 

Feb 28- Mar 2, 2014 - Dave Scott, Angela Fortune and Michael Arbeider  attend PEEC conference at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

 

Feb 20, 2014 - Post Doc Justin Yeakel accepts Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute starting summer 2014. Congrats Justin!

 

Feb 20, 2014 - Holly Nesbitt successfully defends her MRM Thesis. Congrats Holly!

 

Feb 18, 2014 - New paper by Mike Beakes et al. on wildfire and the effects of shifting stream temperature on salmon, accepted in Ecosphere.

 

Feb 5, 2014 - Moore lab MRM graduate Holly Nesbitt accepts job with Compass Resource Management.  Congrats Holly!

 

Feb 3, 2014 - New paper by Jon Moore et al. accepted in Journal of Animal Ecology on Life-history diversity and population stability in migratory fish.

 

Jan 18, 2014 - Dave Scott, Rebecca Seifert, Michael Arbeider, Justin Yeakel and Corey Phillis present talks at 6th Annual Simon Fraser University IDEAS Symposium.

 

Jan 14, 2014 - New paper by Jon Moore et al. accepted in Limnologica on how anthropogenic land-use signals propagate through stream food webs.

 

Jan 4, 2014 - Jon Moore gives Stevenson Lecture at the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research

 

Dec 9, 2013 - Corinna Favaro successfully defends her MSc Thesis. Congrats Corinna!

 

Dec 5-6, 2013 - Jon Moore helps moderate the Canadian Healthly Oceans Network meeting in Vancouver, coordinated by Coastal Studies at SFU. This meeting featured E2O PIs Cote, Reynolds, and Dulvy as well as government, academic, NGO, and political leaders from across Canada and the world, working towards sustainable oceans.

 

Dec 5, 2013 - Charmaine Carr-Harris (MSc) presents her research on the importance of estuary habitats for Pacific salmon at the Skeena River 2013 season review, in Prince Rupert. This meeting reviews key information to an audience of First Nations, DFO, commerical fishing industry, and NGOs. 

 

Dec 3, 2013 - Jon Moore gives a talk at BC steelhead management meeting  "Resilience and diversity in steelhead" based on collaborative Skeena and Nass River steelhead life-history project.

 

Nov 25, 2013 - Recent research article on infamous snakehead by Masters student David Scott is featured on front page of the Vancouver Metro and Vancouver Sun , as well as a bunch of other media outlets.

 

Nov 22, 2013 - Sea Grant California features article by Moore Lab PhD candidate, Anne-Marie Osterback.

 

Nov 5, 2013 - Corinna Favaro, Jen Gordon and Sam Wilson from the Moore Lab, give presentation entitled "Brothers Creek: the ecosystem of an urban stream" at Har El Synagogue in North Vancouver.

 

Nov 1, 2013 - Jon Moore gives an invited seminar on the diversity and stability in watersheds to the Biology Department at Univeristy of Victoria.

 

Oct 3, 2013 - Jon Moore moderates the Coastal Studies Open House at Simon Fraser University

Archived News

Interesting Links

Jon Moore gives a talk entitled "Linking freshwater biodiversity to ecosystem stability and function" in the IMC colloquium series at Simon Fraser University. Watch the video.

A short film on salmon stewardship on the Central Coast of BC and the weir project on the Koeye River - Directed and produced by Moore Lab PhD student, Will Atlas.

Listen to a podcast of Jon Moore talking about Skeena River salmon.

 

Earth 2 Oceans group, at Simon Fraser University

 

Liber Ero Post Doctoral Fellowship program

 

Centre for Coastal Science and Management at SFU

 

Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems and Management