i) Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
- Handle 2-4 papers per month (2-5 hours per paper)
- Determine whether the submission meets the criteria of the journal
- Contact reviewers, review their comments and provide feedback to the Editor in Chief
ii) Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) of the American Fisheries Society (> 250 members)
- Executive Committee Member (ex-president; September, 2017 – current)
- Served as President from 2015-2017
- Served as Vice President (President Elect) from 2013-2015
- Led the section to strengthen the fisheries profession, and advancing fisheries science
- Led monthly teleconference meetings, including with chapter presidents from across Canada
- Respond to emerging issues, including letters of support/concern to various government/s
- Time commitment approximately 120 hours a year
iii) Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), Freshwater Fishes Subcommittee
- Served as a member since 2012, re-appointed 2016 (4 year term)
- Review status reports and updates for species at risk at the national level (2-3 per year)
- Participate in bi-annual meetings (2 days), discuss the merits of listing each candidate species
- Time commitment approximately 100 hours per year
iv) Province of Alberta, Endangered Species Program, Scientific Subcommittee (SSC)
- Review status reports and updates for species at risk at the provincial level (2-4 per year)
- Participate in annual meetings (1 day), discuss the merits of listing each candidate species
- Time commitment approximately 15 hours per year
v) Invasive Species Action Network, Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, Executive Committee (Academic-Inland)
- Served as member from 2017-present (2 year term)
- Help identify and allocate resources for emerging issues in aquatic invasive species
- Provide advice on academic and inland issues
- Time commitment approximately 5 hours per year
vi) Mountain Sucker Recovery Team (2016-Current)
- Provide scientific & technical advice and best management practices for aquatic species at risk.
vii) Membership in Scientific Societies
- American Fisheries Society (2002-current), Society of Conservation Biology (2012-current)
viii) Peer review
Journals that I have reviewed for (2-8 hours/review): Biological Conservation, Canadian Journal for Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, Conservation Biology, Conservation Genetics, Ecological Applications, Ecology, Evolution, Freshwater Biology, Global Ecology & Biogeography, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Biography, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Oikos, PLOS One, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
ix) 2009-2011: Modeling critical habitat for species at risk using spatially explicit models. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, British Columbia.
- Lead a national government team for identifying critical habitat for species at risk.
x) 2006-2008: Chair, Sydenham River Research & Monitoring Recovery Action Group
- Lead a multi-disciplinary team of professionals (academic, government and NGO) towards the development of effective monitoring of species at risk populations.
xi) 2007-2008: Scientific Advisory Member, Committee for Determining the Population Viability of the Redside Dace (Clinostomus elongatus), COSEWIC Sub-Group, Fisheries & Oceans Canada.
- Provide advice to various-levels of government on recovery potential & population models.
xii) 2005-2009: Redside Dace Recovery Team
- Provide scientific & technical advice on urban planning issues in the Greater Toronto Area, including best management practices for aquatic species at risk.
xiii) 2002-2008: Sydenham River Recovery Team
- Working with a multi-disciplinary team, provide scientific advice for the ecological preservation of fishes, & best agricultural practices for aquatic species at risk.
xiv) 2006-2010: Lake Ontario Modeling Team
- Provide advice to researchers on statistical & study design for modeling aquatic communities.
xv) 2006-2010: Technical Steering Committee Member, Don River Fisheries Management Plan, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, Toronto, ON
- Provide advice to various-levels of government and public on the management on fisheries management, land use planning and protected areas in the Greater Toronto Area.
xvi) 2007-2008: Committee for Assessing Ontario Stream Classification
- Provide advice to various-levels of government on stream classification in Ontario.
xvii) 2004-2008: Executive Committee, American Fisheries Society – Ontario
xviii) 2004-2005: Volunteer, Royal Ontario Museum – Department of Ichthyology (cataloguing rare fish)
xix) Previous Memberships in Scientific Societies
- Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution (CSEE), Ecological Society of America (ESA), International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), and Canadian Society of Zoology.
i) Undergraduate Program Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Science (2014 to present)
- Provide advice on changes to undergraduate program, pre-requisites, and course changes
- Meets 1-2 times a year, 2-3 hours/meeting, approximately 15 hours per year
ii) Education Faculty Council
- Faculty Representative – 2013 to 2014, meets 2-3 times a year for 1-2 hours
iii) Fish Conservation Biology Search committee – Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
- Served as member from October 2016 to February 2017
- Short-listed candidates from a pool of 100 applications
- Conducted interviews (3 hours/each), met with each candidate (1 hour/each)
i) USchool; University of Alberta (http://www.senate.ualberta.ca/USchool.aspx)
U School is a program run by the University of Alberta that aims to introduce and connect students in grades 4 through 9 from socially vulnerable, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) and rural communities to the University of Alberta. Since 2014, I have contributed a lecture on understanding fish biology, where students get to see and touch real fish and understand how they work.
ii) Tracking Change, Youth Knowledge Fair (http://www.trackingchange.ca/)
Tracking Change is a research group aimed at connecting science with traditional knowledge. Since 2016, this group has brought indigenous youth for learning exchange at the University of Alberta. I’ve participated by giving a one hour lecture (x 4 groups) where we dissect fish and learn about their biology.