Area of Expertise:
Dr. Jennifer Boldt is a Research Scientist at the DFO’s Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. Her research interests include:
- pelagic ecosystem monitoring to detect change in the status and trends of pelagic fish (e.g., Pacific Herring), and to understand factors affecting the distribution, biomass, and trophodynamics of pelagic fish and prey species.
- pelagic fish ecology to examine potential interactions between pelagic species and understand impacts of a changing climate on pelagic ecosystems.
- ecosystem indicator development to contribute to State of the Ocean reporting, the assessment of the ecological impacts of environmental conditions at the ecosystem scale, the understanding of mechanistic linkages from physics to phytoplankton to zooplankton to fish, and the impacts of multiple stressors on ecosystem components.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Duguid, William & L. Boldt, Jennifer & Chalifour, Lia & Greene, Correigh & Galbraith, Moira & Hay, Douglas & Lowry, Dayv & McKinnell, Skip & Neville, Chrys & Qualley, Jessica & Sandell, Todd & Thompson, M & Trudel, Marc & Young, Kelly & Juanes, Francis. (2018). Historical fluctuations and recent observations of Northern Anchovy Engraulis mordax in the Salish Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.05.018.
Boldt, JL & Thompson, M & Rooper, Christopher & Hay, Douglas & Schweigert, J & Quinn, Terrance & Cleary, Jaclyn & Neville, CM. (2018). Bottom-up and top-down control of small pelagic forage fish: factors affecting age–0 herring in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Marine Ecology Progress Series. View. 10.3354/meps12485.
Boldt, Jennifer; Thompson, Matt; Rooper, Chris; Neville, Chrys; Sweeting, Ruston; Beamish, Richard; Cleary, Jaclyn; Trudel, Marc; “Juvenile Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasi) and their interactions with ecosystem components in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 61. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/species_food_webs/61/