Faculty and Researchers

  • quantitavive-retreat-2010Murdoch McAllister, Associate Professor in Fisheries Assessment and Statistics
  • Villy Christensen, Professor in Global Ocean Modeling
  • Carl Walters, Professor Emeritus
  • Brett Van Poorten, PhD, Senior Scientist, B.C. Ministry of the Environment
  • Eric Parkinson, MSc, Senior Scientist Emeritus, B.C. Ministry of the Environment
  • Tom Johnston, PhD, Senior Scientist Emeritus, B.C. Ministry of the Environment

Research Associate:
Dr. Tom Carruthers


  • Pelagic fisheries spatial dynamics: Tunas , B.C. herring
  • Optimization of spatially complex fisheries: B.C. trout
  • Management methods for data poor fisheries (DLMTOOL)

Post Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Divya Varkey


  • Multi-species stock assessment of recreational fisheries
  • Decision support tools for freshwater fisheries (Stock-Optim)
  • Development of decision support tools for improving transparency and stakeholder engagement in fisheries management decisions

PhD Candidates Projects
Rachael Louton Gulf of Mexico shrimp fisheries assessment
Shannon Obradovich BC near shore rockfish survey methods
Rachel Chudnow Northern BC bull trout recreational fisheries
Roberto Licandeo Chilean jack mackerel fishery dynamics
Rachel Neuenhoff Gulf of Saint Lawrence grey cod – seal interactions
Ben Nelson Strait of Georgia Harbour salmon – seal interactions
Catarina Wor Pacific hake fisheries – transboundary management
Sarah Hawkshaw West Coast Vancouver Island salmon troll fisheries
Aaron Greenberg Hecate Strait Dungeness crab fisheries
Danielle Edwards BC groundfish and SARA listed species

Collaborating External Scientists

  • Hiroshi Okamura, PhD, Yokohama National Fisheries Research Institute
  • Hiroyuki Kurota, PhD, Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Robin Forrest, PhD, Head, Section Head, Quantitative Assessment Methods Section, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Duplisea, PhD, Maurice la Montagne Research Laboratory, Mont Joli QC, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Josh Korman, PhD, Ecometrics, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Lynne Yamanaka, MSc, West Coast Groundfish Section, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C.
  • Professor John Post, University of Calgary
  • Professor Sean Cox, Simon Fraser University
  • Rob Stephenson, PhD, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. Andrews, NB
  • Marc Allain, MSc, Executive Secretary, Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters Federation
  • Steve Martell, PhD, Self-employed fisheries scientist
  • Steve McAdam, PhD, B.C. Ministry of the Environment
  • Theresa Godin, MSc, Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.
  • Paul Askey, PhD, Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.


Dr. Tom Porteus, PhD 2015. Researcher at the UK Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Fordingbridge, England.