Jonathan Carr, Director, Research and Environment firstname.lastname@example.org (506) 529-1385 Jonathan has been with ASF since 1996 and is now the senior biologist in ASF's Research and Environment Department. Prior to joining ASF, he acquired his Masters of Science Degree at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton campus) on a project entitled The Interactions Between Wild and Aquaculture Atlantic Salmon.
Much of Jonathan's research continues to involve interactions between wild and aquaculture salmon. particularly on the Magaguadavic River, located in southwestern New Brunswick. Some of his other projects include fish passage issues, exotic species, sonic telemetry, fish stock assessment and restoration programs.
Jonathan is also responsible for responding to environmental interventions as they arise (i.e. assisting other organizations in the field), public speaking (i.e. presentations at conferences/grass root meetings), proposal submission for grants, and training and supervision of field technicians and students.
Stephen Tinker, Biologist email@example.com (506) 529-1062 Stephen Tinker came to ASF in 1998 with a diploma in Fine Arts from the Vanier CEGEP in Quebec, as well as a BSc and an MSc from McGill Universtiy in Montreal, Quebec.
Steve conducts field research on Atlantic salmon in New Brunswick and Quebec, particularly sonic tracking on presmolt, precocious parr and smolt.
An occasional watercolour artist, scientific illustrator, children's illustrator, and cartoonist, Steve also enjoys wood carving and furniture making. He has also been a frequent contributor of cartoons to the Kid’s Page of the Atlantic Salmon Journal.
Ellen keeps the Research and Enviornment Department running smoothly, which is a big challenge, especially during the field season when the other team members are working in remote areas that are difficult to reach.
She is responsible for processing the applications and making necessary arrangements for the Olin Fellowship and Crabtree Internship.
Ellen also helps with field work when required.
Ellen started with ASF in1984 and prior to her appointment to the reseearch department, she was the Executive Assistant in the President's Office.
When not at the office, Ellen can be found exercising, reading, gardening, or spending time with her husband, Woody.
Mike Best, Research Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 506-529-1058 Knowledgeable about all the rivers in southwest New Brunswick, Mike Best grew up fishing and canoeing the rivers in the region. In years past, he worked as a professional guide on the St. Croix, Miramichi, and other river systems.
Mike Best monitors rivers and fishways, does stock assessments, and overlooks the general well-being of the rivers in the region.
He started with ASF in 1998, but assisted with fisheries projects for many years before.
When not working, Mike likes to pursue outdoor activities, especially fishing and hunting. For 40 years he has practiced the art of fly-tying, and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Atlantic salmon angling.
Mike lives in Bocabec with Brenda, plus an English pointer and a beagle.
Join the St. Croix River Alewife Migration June 8th, 2012
On Saturday, June 9, groups and individuals concerned about the future survival of native alewives (gaspereau) on the St. Croix River will symbolically escort this historically and ecologically important fish up the river.