Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a free online lecture by Dr. Eric Hertz. The lecture entitled “The Pacific Salmon Explorer: A novel tool for mobilizing data on salmon and their habitats.” is on Sunday March 21, 2021, 7:00 pm PT and is open to the public (see the registration link below).
Salmon are critical species in British Columbia, but understanding their status is hampered by limited access to data. The Pacific Salmon Explorer is a novel tool that democratizes salmon data, with many potential uses (www.salmonexplorer.ca). This tool provides access to the best available data for salmon conservation units (CUs) in BC. Applying a standardized assessment approach, the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) evaluates the current status of salmon CUs and pressures on their habitats. The Pacific Salmon Explorer is a living tool, and the information and analyses are updated regularly as new data become available.
Eric Hertz is an Analyst with the Pacific Salmon Foundation – Salmon Watersheds Program, where he leads the data compilation and synthesis efforts to understand the status of salmon populations across British Columbia. Prior to joining the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Eric received his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria in 2016, where he studied the early marine ecology of juvenile Chinook salmon. Following this, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, where he worked on a collaborative project with the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv First Nations to better understand spatial and temporal changes in the abundance of salmon in their territories.
Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Comox Valley Nature has made arrangements to have a live, online webinar for the presentation. You will need to register in advance. Check the system requirements for attendees here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn more about this vital topic.
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