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Daniel Selbie


Phone: (604) 824-4702
Fax: (604) 858-3757
Region: Pacific
Office: Cultus Lake Salmon Research Laboratory

Field(s) of Research:
  • Aquatic Ecosystems Science
  • Aquatic Habitat / Aquatic Environmental Science
  • Fish Population Science
  • Limnology / Freshwater ecology
  • Species at Risk

Research Description:
I am a limnologist and paleolimnologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada¿s Science Branch, located at the Cultus Lake Salmon Research Laboratory. My research principally focuses on the trophic ecology of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) nursery lake ecosystems, and the identification of both freshwater and marine forcing mechanisms responsible for stock production and nursery ecosystem dynamics. My current research interests include: (1) Regulatory mechanisms of productive capacity in sockeye salmon nursery ecosystems; (2) Impacts and interactions of climate change on sockeye salmon and nursery habitat; (3) Exogenous forcing mechanisms responsible for long-term Pacific salmon production dynamics and ecosystem interactions; (4) Mechanisms of heterogeneity in northern climate warming trends. My research program integrates monitoring, targeted ecosystem experiments and studies, long-term ecological research and paleoecology to achieve research goals.

  • Ph.D. Biology (2008)
    Queen's University
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2008)
    McGill University
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Environmental Biology (2000)
    Queen's University
Professor at:
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Queen's University
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  1. Centennial-scale fluctuations and regional complexity characterize Pacific salmon population dynamics over the past five centuries
  2. A coherent signature of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition to remote watersheds of the Northern Hemisphere
  3. Climate change modulates structural and functional lake ecosystem responses to introduced anadromous salmon
  4. Long-term zooplankton responses to subsidies of nutrients and consumers to coastal lakes arising from migratory sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  5. Salmon-derived nutrients drive diatom beta-diversity patterns
  6. Ecological, landscape, and climatic regulation of sedimentary geochemistry
  7. Tracking sockeye salmon population dynamics from lake sediment cores: a review and synthesis
  8. Long-term population dynamics of the endangered Snake River sockeye salmon: evidence of past influences on stock decline and impediments to recovery
  9. Cage aquaculture and water-quality changes in the LaCloche Channel, Lake Huron, Canada: a paleolimnological assessment
  10. The influence of flushing rates, terrestrial input and low escapement densities on paleolimnological reconstructions of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) nutrient dynamics in Alaska and British Columbia
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