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Brittany Milner

Salmon habitat use of emerging habitats from glacier retreat.


Glacier retreat is rapidly transforming and shifting habitats in some watersheds. For example, some receding glaciers are creating emerging lakes and rivers that may provide new habitat for salmon. My research will investigate the timing and use of emerging habitats by salmon in complex glacial watersheds. This work is in partnership with Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the University of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station.


I’ve loved all things fishy since Finding Nemo was released in 2003-- so naturally, I decided to pursue a career in aquatic ecology. I obtained a BSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture from Vancouver Island. After, I continued my education and received a Master of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University. My master’s thesis focused on the seasonal use of wetlands by juvenile coho in the North Thompson River, British Columbia. I am excited and thankful to continue my education in the Salmon Watersheds Lab.

Email: brittany_milner [at]

You can see my Master's thesis here 

Paddling down the Taaltsúx̱éi River, where I am doing research. 

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