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RESEARCH MOTIVATIONS

Conservation, habitat and population connectivity, predator-prey systems, resource management, community engagement, indigenous governance; in British Columbia’s coastal temperate rainforests and central interior.

EDUCATION

2012-pres. PhD Candidate, Geography, University of Victoria, BC. Supervisor: Dr. Chris Darimont.

2005-10. BSc (Honours, Co-op, with Distinction) in Biology, University of Victoria, BC. Honours supervisor: Dr. John Volpe.

PUBLICATIONS

Adams, M., Service, C., Bateman, A., Bourbonnais, M., Artelle, K., Nelson, T., Paquet, P., Levi, T., and Darimont, C. 2017. Intrapopulation diversity in isotopic niche over landscapes: Spatial patterns inform conservation of bear-salmon systems. Ecosphere 8(6):e01843. 10.1002/ecs2.1843.

Service., C., Adams, M., Bateman, A., Artelle, K., Reimchen, T., Paquet, P., and Darimont, C. In review. Species diversity predicts salmon consumption by terrestrial wildlife.

Adams, M., Service, C., Walkus, J., Carpenter, J., Housty, J., Neasloss, D., Paquet, P., and Darimont, C. 2015. De-centering the university from community-based research: a framework for engagement between academic and indigenous collaborators in natural resource and conservation research, in: Gros-Louis McHugh, N., Gentelet, K., Basile, S. (Eds.), Toolbox on the Research Principles in an Aboriginal Context: Ethics, Respect, Equity, Reciprocity, Collaboration and Culture. First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission, Centre de recherche en droit public, Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, pp. 7–17.

Service, C., Adams, M., Artelle, K., Grant, L., Paquet, P., and Darimont, C. 2014. Indigenous knowledge and science unite to reveal spatial and temporal dimensions of distributional shift in wildlife of conservation concern. PLOS ONE  9(7): e101595, 1-10.

Adams, M., Carpenter, J., Housty, J., Neasloss, D., Paquet, P., Service, C., Walkus, J., and Darimont, C. 2014. Towards increased engagement between academic and indigenous community partners in ecological research. Ecology and Society 9(3): 5, 1-10.

BSc Honours Dissertation: Adams, M. 2009. Factors mediating coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) distribution and abundance in freshwater systems in the Broughton Archipelago, B.C. Department of Biology, University of Victoria.

HONOURS AND FUNDING

  • Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science, 2017-present
  • Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship, 2015-present
  • NSERC IPS 2, 2014-2015
  • W. R. Derrick Sewell Scholarship, 2013
  • NSERC IPS 1, 2012- 2014
  • UVic Geography Entrance Scholarship, 2012
  • NSERC Undergraduate Science Research Award, 2009
  • UVic Coop Service Learning Internship Program, 2008
  • University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship, 2005
  • Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2005

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Adams, M., Service, C., Bateman, A., Bourbonnais, M., Artelle, K., Bryan, H., Nelson, T., Paquet, P., Levi, T., and Darimont, C. 2016. Spatial estimates of intrapopulation niche diversity: bear-salmon interactions on a landscape scale. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, St. John’s, NL.

Adams, M., Bourbonnais, M., Bryan, H., Service, C., Artelle, K, Paquet, P., Nelson, T., and Darimont, C. 2014. Consumption of patchy prey as a proxy for functional connectivity: Stable isotope analysis meets landscape ecology. North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Missoula, MT.

Adams, M., Bryan, H., Service, C., Artelle, K, Paquet, P., Nelson, T., and Darimont, C. 2014. Motivating factors: spatial interaction among mobile consumers, patchy prey, and complex landscapes. Western Division of Canadian Association of Geographers, Victoria, BC.

Adams, M., Walkus, J., Carpenter, J., Housty, J., Neasloss, D., Housty, W., Service, C., Artelle, K., Bryan, H., Paquet, P. and Darimont, C. 2014. Spatial interactions among consumers, patchy prey, and landscape resistance. Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Bamfield, BC.

Adams, M., Bourbonnais, M., Paquet, P. and C.T. Darimont. 2013. Motivating Factors: spatial interaction among mobile consumers, patchy prey and complex landscapes. Geography Graduate Symposium. Victoria, BC.

Adams, M*., Service, C.*, Carpenter, J., Housty, J.A., Neasloss, D., Paquet, P.C., Walkus, J. and Darimont, C. 2013. Examining species distribution shifts through a multi-method approach. Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Bamfield, BC. (*Oral co-presentation)

Adams, M., Service, C., Carpenter, J., Housty, J.A., Neasloss, D., Paquet, P.C., Walkus, J. and Darimont, C. 2013. Engagement with indigenous communities in ecological research. Environmental Studies and Geography Conference, Victoria, BC.

INVITED SEMINARS, GUEST LECTURES, AND PUBLIC TALKS

Adams, M. 2016. Spying on the neighbours: riverbank run-ins with wildlife. Storytelling evening at the Royal BC Museum.

Adams, M., Walkus, J., Rogers, S., Service, C., Carpenter, J., Housty, J.A., Neasloss, D., Paquet, P.C. and Darimont, C.T.  2015. De-centering the academy from community based research: Reflections on indigenous and academic collaboration. GEOG 456, Hakai Institute and University of Victoria.

Adams, M. and Service, C. 2014. Observation and Ecology: broadening our scope and process in a time of complex and dynamic environmental change. Ecology@UVic seminar series, University of Victoria.

Adams, M. and Service, C. 2014. De-centering the academy from the research process: reflections on indigenous and academic collaboration. Ecology@UVic seminar series, University of Victoria.

Adams, M., Service, C., Bateman, A., Bourbonnais, M., Paquet, P., Nelson, T., and Darimont, C. 2014. Spatial Patterns in Foraging Behaviour. GIS Open-Mic, Geography Department, University of Victoria.

Adams, M., Walkus, J., Rogers, S., Corbett, C., Johnson, B.Jr., and Darimont, C. 2014. Our shared path: bears and people in Rivers Inlet. Nature Talks: Coastal Connections, Conservation Speaker series. Nature Conservancy of Canada, Victoria BC.

Adams, M., Walkus, J., Service, C., Carpenter, J., Housty, J.A., Neasloss, D., Paquet, P.C. and Darimont, C.T. 2014. De-centering the university from community-based research. GEOG 453, Hakai Beach Institute.

Adams, M., Walkus, J., Service, C., Carpenter, J., Housty, J.A., Neasloss, D., Paquet, P.C. and Darimont, C.T. 2014. Incorporating a Respect for Place in Ecological Research and Resource Management. GEOG 353, University of Victoria.

Adams, M. and C. T. Darimont. 2014. Introduction to Coastal and Marine Resources: Overarching Considerations for Modern Management. GEOG 353, University of Victoria.

Adams, M. Walkus, J., Service, C., Carpenter, J., Housty, J.A., Neasloss, D., Paquet, P.C. and Darimont, C.T. 2013. Ecological Research with a Sense of Place. GEOG 453, Hakai Beach Institute.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Project Coordinator, Raincoast Conservation Foundation (2012-present): Project coordinator and field technician for salmon-carnivore monitoring investigating relationships of salmon abundance and bear population dynamics in Wuikinuxv territory, on the Central Coast of BC.
  • Research Assistant, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, University of Victoria (2011, 2012): Doctoral project of Caroline Fox, investigating marine-terrestrial nutrient linkages for Pacific Herring on northern Vancouver Island. Data collection ranged from seabird observation to sampling for intertidal fatty acid and stable isotope analysis.
  • Research Assistant to Alexandra Morton, Raincoast Research Society (2010, 2012): Implemented networks of community groups throughout British Columbia to encourage local fisheries pathology sampling and co-management with First Nations. Responsible for research and preparation of legal submissions for provincial court and the federal Cohen Commission Inquiry into the Fraser Sockeye stock.
  • Field/GIS technician, Coastal Conservation & Gwaii Haanas Ntl Park (2011): Field and GIS/data management technician for invasive rat eradication project, an Ancient murrelet colony restoration. Collaboration between Gwaii Haanas National Park and Coastal Conservation.
  • Field technician, Salmon Coast Field Station (2011): Long-term monitoring project between DFO and S.C. Field Station investigating distribution and interactions between zooplankton and juvenile salmon.
  • Stream technician/P.I., Mainland Enhancement of Salmonid Species Society (2009): Worked as principle investigator to design and implement monitoring projects for coho distribution throughout watersheds in the Broughton Archipelago, investigating ecological drivers and impacts of enhancement and logging. Collected habitat data and used visual snorkel surveys to assess coho populations. Data were used for my Honours thesis. Project supported by NSERC USRA.
  • Research Assistant, Seafood Ecology Research Group (2008): Responsible for overseeing data collection and analysis of a specific project investigating potential rapid evolution of pink salmon in response to population level impacts of salmon farms along migration routes.
  • Research Assistant, Bulkley Valley Research Centre (2007): Performed data collection and analysis for multiple projects investing the dynamics of complex forest stands, through basic silviculture techniques, vegetation plots, TEM mapping, BEC classification and environmental and archaeological assessment.
  • Assistant Wildlife Biologist, Kootenay National Park (2007): Monitored bighorn sheep and lynx populations, as well as being responsible for education outreach communications.

SERVICE

  • Academic:
    • Geography Graduate Executive Committee (2014-2016)
    • Geography Colloquium Committee (2014-2016)
    • Ecology@UVic Discussion Group Geography representative (2013-2014)
    • Conference organizer (Hakai Research Gathering 2014, Conservation Week 2016)
    • Conference volunteer (WDCAG 2014, Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference 2013-2014, UVic Geography Graduate Symposium 2013, UVic Environmental Studies and Geography Conference 2013)
    • Reviewer for Conservation Biology, J. of Sustainable Tourism, Oecologia, J. of Polar Biology
  • Community:
    • Co-exisiting with Carnivores, Advisory Board (2014-present)
    • Sea to Cedar, Director (2014-present)
    • Spirit Bear Research Foundation, Science Advisory Board (2014-present)
    • Vancouver Island Music Festival
    • Mount Cain Alpine Park Society, Ski Patrol (2010-present)

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