I am an Independent Scientist specializing in spatial analytical tools. I am both an ecologist and geomorphologist interested in landscape changes, watershed science and Pacific salmon. It remains a challenge to understand how river systems, consisting of interconnected people, landscapes, and fish respond to current and future climate change. This uncertainty of climate impacts challenges communities, policy makers, and decision-makers that are involved with salmon conservation. With my research, I hope to provide some insight into these topics.
I have conducted fieldwork in the Skeena Watershed, northwest British Columbia. I worked in various positions with First Nation communities, BC Ministry Staff, and NGOs. I completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University in the Salmon Watersheds Lab, a MSc at the University of Victoria in Physical Geography. My past work focuses on how climate change will cause glaciers to retreat, how that will change rivers, and how Pacific salmon may respond.
Want to get in touch? Email me: karapitman[at]gmail.com