The Aboriginal Fisheries Research Unit is located within the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre. The unit, led by Dr. David Close, employs a multi-disciplinary approach, including aquatic ecology and fish physiology directed toward the maintenance of sustainable aquatic resources that support aboriginal communities. Our goal is to develop and maintain a unit that integrates traditional knowledge, cultural values, aquatic ecology, and understanding of fish biology and physiology in order to effectively implement tools for the benefit of Indigenous people’s resource management.
Ou, M., Hamilton, T.J., Eom, J., Lyall, E.M., Gallup, J., Jiang, A., Lee, J., Close, D.A., Yun, S.S., Brauner, C.J. 2015. Responses of Pink Salmon to CO2-Induced Aquatic Acidification. Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2694.
Taves, M.D., Plumb, A.W., Sandkam, B.A., Ma, C., Van Der Gugten, J.G., Holmes, D.T., Close, D.A., Abraham, N., Soma, K.K. 2014. Steroid profiling reveals widespread local regulation of glucocorticoid levels during mouse development. Endocrinology. 20131606.
Close, D.A., Yun, S.S., McCormick, S.D., Wildbill, A.J., Li, W. 2010. 11-deoxycortisol is a corticosteroid hormone in lamprey. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107: 13942-13947.