Monday, January 30, 2023
Hiring: Postdoctoral Fellow – Fostering Indigenous Small-scale fisheries for Health, Economy, and food Security (FISHES)
Post-Doctoral Position: FISHES: Fostering Indigenous Small-scale fisheries for Health, Economy, and food Security Term: 2 Years Start date: March 15 2023 (with some flexibility) Location: Carleton University, Ottawa Salary: $ 58,736 (includes a 2 % annual increase in salary) Dr. Stephan Schott in the School of Public Policy and Administration at...
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Strategic Plan for Community Engagement [SP4CE]: Expanding space for community engagement
Research projects by SPPA Professor Stephan Schott, postdoctoral fellow Johann Strube, and PhD student Grace Martin were included in Carleton University's Strategic Plan for Community Engagement [SP4CE]: Expanding space for community engagement. See the images from the strategic plan below. ...
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Stephan Schott: Stopping the Spread of the Mountain Pine Beetle
By Dan Rubinstein Photos by Chris Roussakis A small insect is causing big problems in Canada’s western forests. The mountain pine beetle (MPB) is about the size of a grain of rice and it’s common to find more than 100 of them on a mass-attacked tree. Foresters first noted the beetle’s devastating impact on...
FISHES: Fostering Indigenous Small‐scale fisheries for Health, Economy, and food Security
The FISHES project will develop and apply genomic approaches in concert with Traditional Ecological Knowledge to address critical challenges and opportunities related to food security and commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries of northern Indigenous Peoples in Canada (Inuit, Cree and Dené communities). The project will develop genomic resources for six species important to northern communities and use these resources to identify genetically distinct populations, assess their vulnerability to future climatic conditions, quantify their contributions to mixed‐population harvests, and measure the contribution of fish from developing hatchery programs to subsistence harvests. FISHES will support the co‐generation of knowledge to foster the development and co‐management of sustainable fisheries and will also contribute to our ability to forecast the response of key fisheries to rapid global and socio‐economic changes in northern Indigenous communities.
Towards a Sustainable Fishery for Nunavummiu (TSFN)
The responsible development of sustainable Northern fisheries is of paramount importance. This is particularly salient for communities where subsistence fisheries provide access to affordable, safe, and culturally relevant food. To profile current harvesting practices and food distribution in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, the community, the Hunter’s and Trappers Association, and Carleton University have collaborated to create an innovative Harvest Study that incorporates social, economic, and biological information by using a multi-dimensional research approach.
TRIA-FoR: Transformative Risk Assessment and Forest Resilience Using Genomic Tools for the Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak
The current mountain pine beetle (MPB) epidemic has killed approximately 20 million hectares of mainly lodgepole pine forests in British Columbia and Alberta. Climate change and forest management practices have contributed to unprecedented range expansion of MPB. From its historic range in central British Columbia, MPB has spread through novel habitats in Alberta, establishing in a new host, the jack pine. Jack pine is a boreal forest species with a range that extends to the Atlantic Ocean, raising the spectre of continued eastward spread of MPB. Given the importance of lodgepole and jack pine to the forest industry, their central role in providing ecosystem services and their cultural importance, there is an urgent need to enhance resiliency of forests replacing MPB-killed stands, and to quantify eastward spread risk potential of MPB.
Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is responsible for advancing Canada’s knowledge of the Arctic, strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology, and promoting the development and distribution of knowledge of other circumpolar regions, including Antarctica. The video below was filmed after building on the knowledge and relationships established with TSFN. Seasonal and spatial variations in hunting and fishing in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, are explored in relation to food security and sustainable fishery development.
- February 3, 2021
Four FPA Researchers Awarded SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (FPA News)
- May 8, 2020
Tracking Fish in Canada’s North to Boost Food Security (Carleton Newsroom)
- April 6, 2020
Graduate Students Shine at Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference (FPA News)
- November 20, 2019
FPA contributes to Carleton’s Record Year in Research Funding (FPA Stories)
- October 22, 2018
Energy Road Map: MoCreebec Eeyoud Enlists Carleton Students (Carleton Newsroom)
- March 21, 2018
Recharging Northern Energy and Fish Resources (Carleton Newsroom)
- February 3, 2017
Climate Policy Champions (FPA News)
- August 16, 2016
The changing face of economic development in the Canadian North (Open Canada)
- December 8, 2016
Keynote address ”Sustainable Development in the Arctic: Major Challenges and Opportunities” (Artic Net)
- July 22, 2015
Genome Canada Funds FPA Research on Nunavut Food Security (FPA News)
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