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Alyssa Nonis

Master Student

Forest and Conservation Sciences

Faculty of Science

Born in Vancouver, B.C., and growing up in the suburb of Port Moody, my interest in fish conservation started from an early age of exploring streams in my family's neighborhood to countless hours fishing in lakes across the lower mainland and interior BC. Naturally, I obtained a B.Sc. in Natural Resources Conservation at UBC, while playing Varsity Field Hockey for the Thunderbirds. This is where I got my first taste of fisheries science, being inspired by research from the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory. During my undergraduate degree, I volunteered for the PSEC laboratory and worked as a research assistant helping on a M.Sc. project investigating the effects of hypoxia on the Salish Sucker. This ultimately led me to my M.Sc. project where I am exploring the use of LiDAR to link salmonid freshwater habitat characteristics with advanced remote sensing approaches to predict habitat potential in small coastal streams.