MSc in Resources, Environment, and Sustainability
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Thesis Topic

My thesis focuses on conducting tow cost-benefit analyses of genomic technologies in coho salmon management and production.  The first chapter looks into how genomic tools provide a more accurate and cost-efficient approach to identify wild and hatchery coho to their river of origin.  The second chapter delves into how genomic tools may improve coho broodstock selection, to be used in land-based aquaculture facilities in British Columbia

Supervisor(s) Name(s)
Dr. Rashid Sumaila
Nationality
United States
Biography

I was born in France and raised in Knoxville, TN.  My interest for the marine environment began at a very young age.  Living in a landlocked state, I relied heavily on books and documentaries to maintain my interest.  I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami with minors in Economics and Environmental Science.  Following my graduation, I worked for a non-profit organization that focused on the conservation of billfish species through the use of a constituent-based tagging program, to keep track of the population size, migrations, growth rates, and important life history characteristics relevant to management measures.  I also spent some time working at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Miami, looking at economic trends of commercial fisheries within the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic/Caribbean.  Beyond my academic interests, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and I am an avid scuba diver.

Research Funding and Partners

Enhancing Production in Coho: Community, Culture, Catch

http://www.sfu.ca/epic4/