Area of Expertise:
Trained as a population and molecular ecologist, Dr. John Volpe and his students use data intensive approaches to uncover linkages between ecological and social sustainability, particularly with regard to marine-based food production systems.
Salmon, sablefish and bivalve aquaculture, aquaculture-capture fisheries interactions, invasive species and marine applications of complexity theory are topics of current interest and research.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Gorgopa, Stefania and Volpe, John, “Can sport SCUBA divers provide reliable data for Rockfish conservation?” (2018).Salish SeaEcosystem Conference. 86.https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/86
Fisher, Alina & Volpe, John & Fisher, Jason. (2014). Occupancy dynamics of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon in Canadian Pacific coastal salmon streams: implications for sustained invasions. Biological Invasions. 16. 10.1007/s10530-014-0653-x.
Price, Michael & Morton, Alexandra & G Eriksson, J & Volpe, John. (2013). Fish Processing Facilities: New Challenge to Marine Biosecurity in Canada. Journal of aquatic animal health. 25. 290-4. 10.1080/08997659.2013.847871.
Fisher, Alina & Volpe, John & Fisher, Jason. (2014). Occupancy dynamics of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon in Canadian Pacific coastal salmon streams.