Mary Thiess

Research Biologist
Pacific Biological Station
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7

Phone: 250-729-8382


Research area(s):

  • Fisheries science and management
  • Juvenile salmon
  • Pacific salmon

Area of Expertise:

Mary Thiess is a Research Biologist at the DFO’s Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. She provides analytic and field program support to fisheries research programs on Canada’s Pacific coast. For example:

  • For the Salish Sea Marine Survival Program (a collaboration with Pacific Salmon Foundation) she provided data management & analysis, field research coordination & project management.
  • For the Southern BC Chinook Strategic Planning Initiative she provided technical working group coordination and data coordination & analysis.
  • For the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat – Pacific Region she acted as Chair and Rapporteur.

Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):

Mahony, AM & Johnson, Stewart & Neville, Chrys & Thiess, Mary & Jones, Simon. (2017). Myxobolus arcticus and Parvicapsula minibicornis infections in sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka following migration to the ocean in British Columbia, Canada. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 126. 10.3354/dao03158.

Neville, Chrys M; Thiess, Mary E; Preikshot, Dave, Dr; Sweeting, Ruston M, Dr.; Trudel, Marc, Dr., “Variability in diet of juvenile Coho and Chinook salmon in the Strait of Georgia during their early marine residence” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.26.

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