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Land and Sea Speaker Series presents: Lauren Eckert
March 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Diving Back in Time: A Yelloweye Rockfish Case Study
One key hurdle to managing Yelloweye rockfish is a dearth of baseline data. No fishery-independent data is available for the species prior to 2002, confounding the setting of meaningful management and conservation goals. In partnership with the Kitasoo/Xai?xais, Wuikinuxv, Nuxalk, and Heiltsuk First Nations, Lauren’s research endeavored to overcome these data limitations and inform management and conservation of Yelloweye rockfishes by interweaving Indigenous knowledge and scientific data towards fuller understanding of the species.
Please join us for the first event of this exciting speakers series,where Lauren will share her findings with the Galiano community and open the discussion to collaborative rockfish management initiatives.
Lauren is a conservation scientist, adventure enthusiast, and Ph.D. student in the Applied Conservation Science lab at the University of Victoria. Her recent work at the interface of social and ecological sciences aims to value local and Indigenous knowledge systems alongside empirical scientific studies using a community-engaged, Indigenous-led approach to conservation.