I am an ecologist focused on salmon-subsidized systems in coastal British Columbia. I am passionate about the intersection of human governance systems and ecological systems, pursuing research that is applied and community driven. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Conservation Decision Lab at UBC with Dr. Tara Martin and team.

I completed my doctorate with Dr. Chris Darimont and team at the Applied Conservation Science Lab as a Hakai-Raincoast scholar at the University of Victoria and with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, where I researched spatial and temporal patterns of predator-prey bear-salmon systems and their implications for shared resources with human communities.


I am grateful for the support of Environment Canada, the Raincoast Conservation FoundationHakai InstituteWuikinuxv Nation, Wilburforce Foundation and their Fellowship in Conservation ScienceGrizzly Bear FoundationNSERC IPS program and Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship program, as well as the leaders, collaborators, and friends from coastal communities I work with.


I proud to be a co-founder and member of the Sea to Cedar Initiative. Sea to Cedar supports community-driven programs for healthy coastal ecosystems and communities.


Megan Adams, Postdoctoral Fellow
Conservation Decisions Lab, UBC
megan.s.adams (at) gmail.com