Matthew Thompson

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

Phone: 250-756-7082


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Matthew Thompson is a Technician focusing on Pelagic/forage fish at the DFO’s Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC.

As part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, Matt worked on the Strait of Georgia juvenile herring and nearshore pelagic ecosystem survey. The main goal of this project is to continue long-term monitoring of the SOG nearshore pelagic ecosystem.  The goals of the SOG juvenile herring and nearshore pelagic ecosystem survey are to provide an index of herring recruitment and prey availability to salmon and other predators, explore factors affecting herring distribution and survival, examine the temporal and spatial patterns in pelagic species composition, and gain a better understanding of the prevalence of aquatic viruses in Threespine Sticklebacks in the Strait of Georgia.

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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.

Suchy, Karyn; Perry, Ian; Costa, Maycira; Young, Kelly; Galbraith, Moira; Hunt, Brian; Esenkulova, Svetlana; Boldt, Jennifer; Thompson, Matthew; “Comparison of bottom-up processes in Canadian subregions of the Salish Sea” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 441.

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.

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