Entries by jennwebsite

VIDEO: Coastal Voices Mini Documenary

In June 2014, a diverse group of people with a shared passion for our oceans risked to think in new ways and listen to new ideas. We are a group of First Nations leaders, artists, scientists and journalists who gathered together on British Columbia’s central coast to discuss the profound transformations triggered by the recovery […]

Guest Lectures

“Resilience – From Theory to Management“ – SFU: REM611 Applied Community Ecology (Oct. 28, 2016) “Natural History of the Rocky Intertidal” – SFU: REM611 Applied Community Ecology (Sept. 23, 2016) “Ecosystem Based Management & Planning in the Ocean” – SFU: REM471 Ecosystem Management (Mar. 05, 2015) “Integrated Marine Planning & Management” – QUEST University: Ocean […]

Newfoundland m’dear! For IMCC4!

I just got back from the 4th International Marine Conservation Congress in St. John’s Newfoundland, put on by the Society for Conservation Biology. The last time I went to this meeting was in 2011 when it was in Victoria. It’s one of my favourite conferences to go to because it draws a really top-notch international crowd […]

Coastal Voices in Alaska!

  I feel super fortunate to have just returned from an incredible journey to south-central Alaska to visit two amazing Native communities – Port Graham and Nanwalek – travelling with the Coastal Voices team! We went to hear some different perspectives from people who have been living with sea otters in their territory for 50+ […]

Coastal Voices goes to Kyuquot

The Coastal Voices team just returned from an amazing trip to the community of Kyuquot – home to the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tles7et’h’ First Nation. Where is Kyuquot? It’s here, on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island. We were invited there to co-host a community workshop – Adapting to Sea Otters and Changing Access to Shellfish and Fish – […]

Subtidal kelp ID Guide

Me and the wonderful Tanya Prinzing just finished putting together a subtidal kelp ID guide for training purposes. It’s aimed at a naturalist and field tech audience. It combines all the various “ID tips” I’ve collected over the years as well as photos. Dr. Sandra Lindstrom and Dr. Michael Hawkes (phycologists extraordinaire!) have kindly looked it […]

Aging old growth kelp

You think old growth trees are cool…..well so is ‘old growth kelp.’ Me and my wonderful-awesome research assistant Tanya Prinzing have been counting the rings on many samples of the kelp Pterygophora californica over the past couple of weeks. Why? Because ecologist Dr. Jane Watson and others have shown that the annual growth rings can be used […]

Coastal Voices Website and Video Launched!

This is technically ‘old news.’ The website launched in the fall of last year. But if I’m going to ‘blog’, you have to start somewhere. So check out this cool website: http://coastalvoices.net/ The website contains content from a collaborative workshop that was held in July 2014 at the Hakai Institute. Participants came from over 20 […]