Jessica Desforges

M.Sc. Student

Research interests: Winter biology of fish, fisheries, anthropogenic stressors, conservation of freshwater and anadromous fish


Graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Animal Biology with a focus in marine and freshwater biology. Bamfield Marine Science Center Fall Program Alumni 2019. Worked as a Co-op student with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Burlington and Sault Ste. Marie as part of the Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Experience working with plankton, fish, and various scientific instruments such as acoustic telemetry, sampling devices, and water profilers. Interested in pursuing work that addresses sustainable fisheries, promotes conservation of freshwater and anadromous fish, and investigates the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on fish communities.