Erin joined the Raby Lab in January of 2021 and is co-supervised by Dr. Chris Wilson (OMNDMNRF) for her M.Sc. in the Environmental and Life Sciences graduate program. The focus of her research is thermal biology and conservation physiology of Ontario’s stream resident brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Her research focuses on characterizing what drives intraspecific variation in thermal tolerance thresholds by studying the effects of thermal change at the individual and population level using both lab and field based studies.
Erin completed her B.Sc. in Natural Resources Conservation majoring in Science and Management in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia in 2020. During her degree she completed a capstone semester focused on field-specific research in conservation science, as well as a semester at the Haida Gwaii Institute studying natural resource science and socio-ecological systems. Erin was a research assistant in the Forest Insect Disturbance Ecology lab at UBC Forestry for two years where she assisted with fieldwork, lab work, and organization.