The “Where are they Now” project features just a few of the passionate people who are part of our vibrant research community. In this series of podcasts Clare Atkinson talks with scientists and artists who have spent time at Salmon Coast and asks them about exciting projects they’re working on now.
Where are they Now? Episode 1 – Mack BartlettMack was raised in West Vancouver, BC and spent most of his time growing up playing in tidal pools and glacial streams throughout BC. He completed a biology degree at Dalhousie University, and spent time at Salmon Coast before and while he completed a master’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto. Mack is currently working as the executive and research director of the Cedar Coast Field Station in Clayoquot Sound BC. Mack has worked on fisheries and community-based conservation projects for over a decade.
Where are they Now? Episode 2 – Megan AdamsMegan Adams is an applied coastal ecologist. She focuses her research efforts on how fish like salmon and herring connect ecological and human communities across land and sea. Her passion for this work began during her years at Salmon Coast Field Station (2008-2011), where she was fortunate to work as a research assistant on sea lice projects and coho assessments for the local salmon enhancement society. She did her doctorate with the University of Victoria and the Wuikinuxv Nation, where she focused on how peoples’ management decisions and activities affect how bears can access salmon. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the Conservation Decisions Lab at the University of British Columbia, where she is conducting a cumulative effects assessment on key species of the Central Coast in collaboration with First Nations from the region.