Jason Fisher

Jason is Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria and Head of the Applied Conservation Macro Ecology Lab (ACME). Jason has helped pioneer camera trapping in Canada and has been camera trapping almost 20 years in boreal, mountain, coastal, and marine environments. He studies the effects of landscape and climate change on mammal communities, from squirrels to bears and everything in between. He routinely publishes on camera-trapping experimental design, statistical analysis, and ecology of mammals.


Jason gave a great talk for the Columbia Mountains Institute in fall 2020 on mammals in rocky mountain systems. You can view the recording here!.

Affiliations: University of Victoria

Species Studied: Coastal Black-Tailed Deer; All; Fisher; Grizzly Bear; Wolverine; All; Coastal Black-Tailed Deer; All mammals

Projects

  • Oak Bay Urban Deer Project

    The Urban Deer Project uses a combination of camera traps and satellite telemetry to better understand the urban black-tailed deer of Oak Bay for the purposes of informing management. 39 cameras have been deployed throughout the...

  • The Moraine Mesocarnivore Project

    The Moraine Mesocarnivore Project investigated the degree to which the network of protected areas, private woodlots, and developed land within the mixed-use landscape of central Alberta's heartland maintains mammalian diversity, and...

  • The East Slopes Predators Project

    The East Slopes Predators project (2011-2014) examined the response of Mountain Predator communities in the Rockies to landscape development. Over 3 years all species from grizzly bears and wolverines to marten were surveyed using remote...

  • The Willmore Biodiversity Research Project

    The Willmore Biodiversity Research Project (2009-2012) deployed 60 cameras across a fully protected Mountain landscape to understand the effects of topography and natural mountain heterogeneity on mammal species ranging from flying...

  • Bighorn Backcountry Project

    The Bighorn Project seeks to understand how anthropogenic footprint and human activity affects mammal communities in this amazing wilderness in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. This multi-use landscape houses a nearly intact large mammal...

  • Boreal Oil Sand Mammals - Christina Lake Project

    The Christina Lake Project seeks to understand how oil sands development, together with forest harvesting and roading, affect mammal communities in this highly developed corner of Alberta’s boreal forest. This unique landscape is a...

  • Esquimalt Urban Deer Project

    The Esquimalt Urban Deer Project builds on our research on Columbia black-tailed deer in Oak Bay. In this landscape conditions are different; there are different sources of immigrating urban deer, and different resource availability. 40...