Jessica Holden

MSc Biology, BIT
Junior Researcher: Ecology
Phone: (250) 532-2547
Location: Victoria Office

Jess is a Junior Researcher for the Firelight Group in the ecology team. Her Master’s research focused on the intertidal deposition, food provision, and commercial harvesting of a non-indigenous seaweed on the east coast of Vancouver Island. While completing her Master’s Jess had the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholder groups, including the local community, commercial harvesters, government regulators, and other scientists.

Passionate about applied science, Jess has contributed to research on the status of Species at Risk in Canada, the historical diets of forage fish and juvenile Pacific salmon in the Strait of Georgia, and the status shellfish aquaculture science in British Columbia.

The Firelight Group

Research, policy, planning, mapping, negotiation, advisory, and capacity building services for Indigenous and local communities.


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