Professor Scott Hinch

Scott Hinch is a Professor in Fisheries Conservation at UBC.  He is an expert in the field of fish migrations, ecophysiology and behavioral ecology and is the Pacific leader of Canada’s Ocean Tracking Network. His current work links telemetry tracking and physiological approaches to examine behaviour and mortality of juveniles and adults during their coastal and riverine migrations, the effects of migration obstacles (dams, high temperatures, and fisheries gear encounters) on adult salmon, and the role that pathogens, disease and climate change has on migrations. He works closely with fisheries managers so research results can be readily applied.  With social scientists, he is investigating ways that science and knowledge can be more effectively mobilized by stakeholders and decision makers. He has received several accolades for his work: the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership, one of eight Canadians elected into the inaugural group as a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), the AFS Award of Excellence in Fisheries Management, the AFS Award in Fisheries Education, and, the AFS’s highest science honour, the Award of Excellence.

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