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Dr. Don Noakes P.Eng.

Job Title: Director - Pacific Biological Station and Head - Aquaculture Division
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station
Place of Birth: Clinton, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Hensall Public School
High School attended: South Huron District Secondary School
Further Education: University of Guelph (B.Sc.), University of Waterloo (M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia, United States, Japan, Russia, China, and Korea

Brief synopsis of current research:
My research involves the application of statistics, time series analysis and forecasting, and nonparametric and modern regression to problems related to the use and conservation of water resources and fish populations. I have conducted and published research on the population dynamics of Pacific salmon, Pacific herring as well as various species of molluscs and crustaceans including Dungeness crab, Atlantic lobster and Manila clams. Recently my research has been focused on climate change and its impact on our water resources and marine and freshwater fish populations. In addition to my role as Director, Pacific Biological Station, I provide support and scientific direction to the Aquaculture Division, Pacific Region.