Researcher Profile

Dave Bates

Job Title: Coordinator, Fishery Biologist
Employer: Applied Fisheries and Forestry Science, Capilano College
Place of Birth: Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
High School attended: Carson Graham, North Vancouver, BC
Further Education: Simon Fraser University (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. candidate)
Geographic focus of research: BC - South Coast, Pacific Northwest.

Brief synopsis of current research:
My current research interest include aquatic habitat assessment, utilization, rehabilitaion and ecohydraulics with a focus on anadromous salmonids. Specifically my current work is attempting to meld hydraulics and the physics of flow to habitat utilization.


Chose career as a means of mending my love for streams and rivers (and accompanying hobbies ie fishing) with a career that focused on these areas. Teaching allows me an avenue to share my passion for this dynamic media and environment with others.