Senior Research Scientist (NA)
Dom has over 25 years experience studying the behavioural ecology, foraging, and population dynamics of marine predators. His primary research interests are to understand the ecological role of pinnipeds in coastal habitats and to define key parameters within multi-species environmental risk assessment frameworks. Following a PhD at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Dom worked for SMRU in St. Andrews University, the University of Tasmania and the National Trust for Fiji, before leading a Steller sea lion foraging ecology research program at the University of British Columbia. Since 2009, Dom has undertaken a variety of North American based consultancy projects while working for SMRU Consulting North America, including noise impact assessment, environmental and acoustic-based monitoring programs and pinniped ecological research. His collaborative research has led to more than 30 journal publications in the field of marine mammal science. Recent project experience includes working with industry, NGOs, federal and local regulators (DFO, NOAA, CSLC) and a variety of academic institutions in Canada and the USA. In his free time, Dom volunteers as Scientist in Residence for the Vancouver School Board and coaches children’s baseball and soccer teams.