Dr. Reynolds will deliver a lecture titled: Salmon-fuelled ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest.
British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest is one of the last truly wild ecosystems in North America. A prominent feature of this coastal rainforest is the interwoven connections between salmon and large carnivores such as bears and wolves. Nutrients from salmon carcasses left behind by these predators can be traced through freshwater and terrestrial food webs, with impacts ranging from aquatic insects to streamside plants and birds. This talk will explore both ecological and conservation implications of these connections between forest, rivers and the sea.