I am an ecologist interested in the processes that sustain both human and ecological communities. For much of my career, I have studied the role of spawning Pacific salmon in structuring terrestrial biodiversity, and how this information can be used in ecosystem-based management. I use a combination of observational field studies, experimental manipulations, quantitative modeling, and stable isotope ecology to analyze the distribution, abundance and ecology of species. Through partnerships with local First Nations, NGOs, academia, industry and government, I am fundamentally committed to applying environmental problem solving to policy and resource management issues in British Columbia and Canada. I currently hold positions as a Senior Fisheries Biologist with Ecofish Research, as a Research Associate with the Hakai Beach Institute/Tula Foundation, and as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria.