I’m a researcher interested in conservation and management, in particular in the north, and in applying multidisciplinary methods towards these ends. Tools that I use include ecological and evolutionary genomics, life history and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. I am very interested in working with organizations of any type to do the work effectively, and have always worked with groups outside academia, including communities, industry, government and non-governmental organizations. My research and employment history is varied, but all relates to these interests in some way. Read more about my research here.

Currently, I’m a Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Dylan Fraser’s lab at Concordia University in Montreal, in partnership with Niskamoon Corporation and the Cree Nation of Mistissini. I completed my PhD with Dr. Sean Rogers at the University of Calgary as a W. Garfield Weston Scholar, and in collaboration with the National Park Service at King Salmon, Alaska. Before that, completed my MSc in Zoology with Drs Andrew Trites and Trish Schulte at the University of British Columbia in collaboration with the Vancouver Aquarium.  I began in research working with Drs Brenda Gallie and Timothy Corson in Applied Molecular Oncology at the University Health Network in Toronto. I did some of this work in Toronto between my BSc and MSc. During my transition between these degrees, I also worked at the Alaska SeaLife center on a salmon conservation and enhancement project and at the Vancouver Aquarium as a naturalist.

In addition to my work in science I have also been involved as an advocate for people who are visually impaired, mostly surrounding possibilities in science and education, but also as an educator and mentor. Read more about this here.

Please feel free to contact me (bowlese@gmail.com), and thank you for taking the time to explore.

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