Joined LGL in 2006
M.Sc.: University of New Brunswick (Biology) 2006
B.Sc. (Hons.): University of New Brunswick (Biology) 2000
Since beginning with LGL, Megan Mathews has worked on a variety of projects within British Columbia and Washington State. She has participated in acoustic telemetry studies assessing juvenile salmonid survival within the Columbia River system and also performed the surgical tagging for radio telemetry monitoring studies of salmonids within the Columbia River and Peace River systems. Megan has conducted fish salvage and sediment monitoring during a large scale stream restoration project of the Cowichan River and participated in juvenile rearing surveys of various sport and non-sport fish species within the Peace River system. In addition to the various field projects, she has performed detailed data analysis including juvenile and adult mark recapture estimates of salmonids as well as authoring and co-authoring reports.
Prior to joining LGL, Megan worked as a fish and wildlife biologist in eastern Canada, primarily focusing on the management and ongoing development of an Atlantic salmon fisheries research program for private industry (forestry sector). This included numerous field techniques conducting biological and physical habitat surveys in small and large streams and lakes, performing various fish tagging techniques and assisting in stream restoration projects. The role also included working with forest managers to mitigate environmental effects of forestry operations and working cooperatively with government and non government organizations. Megan also conducted a wide range of wildlife studies including habitat and drumming surveys of upland forest birds and assessing deer wintering areas for modeling of long term forest management planning.