I am an outdoor enthusiast masquerading as an aquatic ecologist. My research currently has me located at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. I am in the final year of my PhD under the co-supervision of Dr. John Reynolds, Dr. Larry Dill, and Dr. Martin Krkosek.
My research interests revolve around marine fish conservation and, in particular, the early marine life of wild salmon. For my PhD, I am using field experiments and statistical modelling to evaluate the impacts of sea lice on the behaviour, growth, and competitive ability of wild juvenile sockeye salmon.
As a researcher and field lead for Hakai Institute's Salmon Early Marine Survival Program, I spend most of my springs and summers in the field at Salmon Coast Field Station. Check out Hakai's stunning video of our work here or below to see what we do and why we do it.
For plain language summaries of my first-author publications, click here. Follow me @SeanCGodwin.
July 20, 2016 - Another wonderful field season is in the books. Check out the photos!
Aug 10, 2015 - Just out: a gorgeous video of our field work by Grant and Jimmy at Hakai.
July 25, 2015 - Lousy fish are lousy competitors. Here's the plain language summary of my recent paper.
July 19, 2015 - That's a wrap! Take a gander at these photos from this past field season. It was stunning.
Apr 30, 2015 - New Vancouver Sun article about my upcoming paper on sea lice and sockeye salmon.
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