PRINCE GEORGE CIVIC CENTRE, BC
APRIL 23-25, 2015
The Association of Professional Biology had a successful 10th Annual Professional Biology Conference and General Meeting in Prince George April 23 to 24, 2015. The event brought together natural resource professionals and experts, tradeshow booth hosts and sponsors to network and share timely knowledge in the biological field. Abstracts and conference presentations can now be found here:
Session 1. Human activities and Environmental Impact Issues
Session 2. First Nations and Aboriginal Title
Tribal Chief Terry Teegee, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council – The recent Tsilhqot’in case
Thomas Isaac, National Aboriginal Law Practice of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. – Aboriginal legal issues in BC’s exploration and mining sectors.
Ken Brealey, University of the Fraser Valley – Mapping Aboriginal Title.
Carolyn Whittaker, Susan Leech (the Firelight Group) and Melody Lepine (MCFN GIR) – Traditional knowledge and species at risk: the case of Sakâw mostos and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.
Session 3. Monitoring Aquatic Ecosystems
Aynsley Theilman, UNBC – Establishing baseline biodiversity of benthic invertebrates in central coastal and interior mountain streams in BC using morphological and molecular methods for species identification.
Session 4. Forests and Climate Change
Phil Burton, UNBC – Forests in a changing climate: some complexities and limitations.
Art Fredeen, UNBC– Sub-Boreal forest and carbon budgets.
Session 5. Species and policies in Northern BC
Mauro Calabrese, West Fraser Mills – Challenges for today’s resource professionals in BC.
PDF File: 2015 APB Conference_ABSTRACTS.pdf