Monthly Archives: May 2016

On Knowing Your Ecosystem – A Coral Reef is Much More than A Coral and Some Fish

A few years ago, in another life, I was listening to an M.Sc. student provide a progress report to her advisory committee.  She was tackling the problem of whether there were two, or just one genetically distinct population of sea-run trout using a particular lake in British Columbia.  The managers knew there were two runs … Continue reading »

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Wildfire – Just One More Gift from Climate Change.

The Fort McMurray fire The Canadian news this past week has been filled with harrowing tales of the plight of people caught up in the Fort McMurray wildfire, and reports have spilled over into the international press.  It began the afternoon of Sunday May 1st when two blazes erupted southwest of Fort McMurray, a city … Continue reading »

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