We are pleased to announce that Lily Burke is one of the recipients of The Dr. Ian and Joyce McTaggart Cowan Scholarship for 2015/2016. Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan was a scientist, researcher and director of The Nature Trust. This scholarship in honour of him and his wife Joyce recognizes conservation studies at the University of Victoria.
For my research project I am working to quantify the efficacy of Rockfish Conservation Areas and to test assumptions of underwater survey methods using SCUBA diver observations as well as towed and baited underwater video cameras. My field work has taken place on the Central Coast of British Columbia and around the Southern Gulf Islands.