Saltwater infiltration into freshwater sources
Water contamination from agricultural/urban runoff
A must-read report on climate change in Fraser River Estuary:
(1) Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy (Phase 1 (complete), Phase 2, 3 (In progress). (2016-2022). Fraser Basin Council.
- Local governments looking at an example of a strategies aimed at reducing flood risks and improving flood resilience of communities susceptible to coastal/riverine flooding
(2) Conservation in heavily urbanized biodiverse regions requires urgent management action and attention to governance. (2021). Kehoe, et al.
- This study underscores that biodiversity conservation in heavily urbanized areas is not a lost cause but does require strategic planning, attention to governance, and large-scale investment.
Tara is also the Liber Ero Chair in Conservation at UBC. She is a pioneer in the field of Conservation Decision Science – combining predictive ecological models with decision science to inform what actions to take, where to take them and when to achieve our conservation and natural resource management goals. Tara leads a team of graduate students and research fellows seeking to understand, predict and ultimately inform decisions about the impact of global change on biodiversity and natural resources. Tara was recently awarded The Nature Conservancy Professor in Practice Award, Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Award for her work in Climate change decision making and a Wilburforce Conservation Fellowship. Tara is a member of the IUCN Climate Change Specialist Group and co-leads the Climate Adaptation Theme.
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Huard, J.R**., Proudfoot, B., Rooper, C.N., Martin, T.G., Robinson, CLK. 2022. Intertidal beach habitat suitability model for Pacific sand lance, Ammodytes personatus, in the Salish Sea, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2021-0335
Bal, P., J. R. Rhodes, J. Carwardine, S. Legge, A. Tulloch, E. Game, T. G. Martin, H. P. Possingham, and E. McDonald-Madden. 2021. How to choose a cost-effective indicator to trigger conservation decisions? Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12:520-529. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13532 PDF
Chalifour, L.**, D. C. Scott, M. MacDuffee, S. Stark, J. F. Dower, T. Beacham, T. G. Martin, and J. K. Baum. 2021. Chinook salmon exhibit long-term rearing and early marine growth in the Fraser River, B.C., a large urban estuary. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2020-0247
Hemming, V.*, Hanea, A. M., & Burgman, M. A. (2021). What is a Good Calibration Question? Risk Analysis. PDF
Hanea, A.; Hemming, V.*; & Nane, T. (2021) Eliciting Expert Judgment: An Outline of Past and Future Research Needs. Special Issue: ‘Uncertainty’ in Risk Analysis. PDF
Finn, R. J.**, Chalifour, L.**, Gergel, S. E., Hinch, S. G., Scott, D. C., & Martin, T. G. (2021). Quantifying lost and inaccessible habitat for Pacific salmon in Canada’s Lower Fraser River. Ecosphere, 12(7), e03646. PDF https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3646