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Dave Scott is the Lower Fraser Program Coordinator for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. He holds a Masters degree in Resource Management from Simon Fraser University. His work with RCF has included leading the Fraser estuary juvenile salmon research program, working with local conservation organizations on salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser, and submitting evidence as an intervenor in the reviews for the Trans Mountain Expansion and Roberts Bank Terminal 2 projects. During his masters studies he examined the effects of floodgates and pump stations on fish communities in tributary streams of the Lower Fraser River.
His team conducted a spatio-temporally extensive juvenile salmon monitoring program throughout the Fraser River delta between 2016-17, surveying salmon at 20 sites that span Roberts and Sturgeon Banks and encompass three habitat types using beach and purse seine methods. Their objective was to determine the outmigration timing, size, residency time, and population origin of juvenile Chinook across the estuary and the outmigration season. This research provided significant insight into relating stock specific information to recent trends in marine survival.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Warkentin, Luke & Favaro, Corinna & Scott, David & Seifert, Rebecca & W. Moore, Jonathan. (2018). Urban planning for fishes: untangling a new project’s effects from old infrastructure and regional patterns. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 10.1139/cjfas-2017-0354.
Chalifour, Lia; Scott, David; MacDuffee, Misty; Dower, John; and Baum, Julia, “Juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) residency and early growth in the lower Fraser River estuary” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 122. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/122
Scott, David; “Characterizing juvenile Chinook salmon outmigration timing, size and population origin in the Fraser River estuary” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 533. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/533
Scott, David & L. Harris, Shannon & S. Hebert, Allison & Van Poorten, Brett. (2016). Nutrient dynamics in a highly managed reservoir system: considering anadromous sockeye salmon ( Oncorhynchus nerka ) and nutrient restoration. Lake and Reservoir Management. 1-9. 10.1080/10402381.2016.1247391.
Gordon, Jennifer & Arbeider, Michael & Scott, David & Wilson, Samantha & W. Moore, Jonathan. (2015). When the Tides Don’t Turn: Floodgates and Hypoxic Zones in the Lower Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada. Estuaries and Coasts. 38. 10.1007/s12237-014-9938-7.