BEN R. COLLISON
Hello and welcome! I am a research biologist and Interdisciplinary PhD student with a passion to solve pressing environmental issues through the production and co-production of scientific knowledge with tangible, real-world policy application. My current research focuses on the intersection of forest management and freshwater ecosystems. In particular, I study how riparian timber harvest affects the climate change vulnerability of freshwater habitats, and how forestry road networks impact habitat connectivity for freshwater resident and migratory fish.
I live and conduct my research in Mi'kma'ki, the traditional unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people. As a settler descendent, I recognize the Peace and Friendship treaties that exist on these lands and acknowledge the First Peoples who have stewarded these lands for generations.
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