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Emma Hodgson

Understanding the impacts of human driven change in two large river systems


Anthropogenic modifications of marine and freshwater environments result from a variety of human activities and have effects across social and ecological dimensions. My research focuses on the ways in which we can use and improve existing tools in ecology to advance our understanding and management of aquatic resources. These tools range across ecological scales, including: population modeling, ecosystem modeling and vulnerability & risk assessment.


My research as part of the Salmon Watersheds Lab will focus on the impacts of human activities in the Peel and Skeena river systems. In the Peel River (NWT), I will work with harvesters to improve our understanding of the ecology and migratory patterns of an important subsistence fishery species, Broad whitefish, Coregonus nasus, and its vulnerability to watershed change. In the Skeena watershed (BC), I will research estuarine use of different subsistence fishery species and risks to these critical resources.



Current website (at the University of Washington): 

Research gate 

Twitter: @emmaehodgson

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