Stephen Insley, PhD Steve is an Associate Conservation Scientist with WCS Canada, and is the program lead for our work in the western Arctic. Steve is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria.
William Halliday, PhD Bill is an Associate Conservation Scientist with WCS Canada, and leads the acoustic analyses of our Arctic Noise project. Bill is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Visiting Scientist in the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria.
Matthew Pine, PhD Matt is a collaborator with WCS Canada and the University of Victoria. Matt has worked with our acoustic data to find sounds made by Arctic fish, and has also been modeling the noise footprints of ships traveling through the ISR. Matt is currently focused on modeling ship noise in bowhead whale areas, which we will use a case study for applying management measures for reducing underwater noise.
WCS Canada Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada uses a unique blend of on-the-ground scientific research and policy action to help protect wildlife across Canada. Our scientists are leaders in developing solutions to address conservation challenges, from the impacts of climate change on wildlife and wild areas to the cumulative effects of resource development and other human impacts. We work in some of the wildest corners of Canada to build a scientific case for the conservation of globally important wild area. We combine insights gained from our “muddy boots” fieldwork with a big-picture conservation vision to speak up for species such as caribou, wolverine, bats, bison, freshwater fish and marine mammals. WCS Canada is part of the WCS global network, which has conservation programs in more than 60 countries.www.wcscanada.org