February 5, 2015

Reflections on child-centered climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia

Children are often more vulnerable to impacts of climate change than adults. How can we generate recommendations for scaling (child-centred) climate change adaptation/resilience programming? ESSA’s senior […]
January 19, 2015

Principles for Designing Environmental Monitoring Triggers

Designing effective monitoring programs can be a significant challenge. Monitoring programs need to consider three types of protection, protection from: 1) “finding” an effect that is […]
September 10, 2014

One Request to Interview Scientist = 16 Government Officials, 110 Pages of Email, Restricted “Agreed Answers”

The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – It was a story about rock snot. And if there’s a person you want to talk to about the pervasive algae […]
August 14, 2014

Welcome to our new website!

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August 1, 2014

ESSA and The Nature Conservancy present lessons of Ecological Flows Tool to Delta Independent Science Board – advocate greater ecological flexibility

Sacramento: Clint Alexander, ESSA’s lead scientist for ecological water resources and Ryan Luster, Sacramento River Project Director for The Nature Conservancy California (TNC), were invited to […]
July 23, 2014

British Columbia Ministry of Environment released report on Kitimat Airshed Emissions Effects Assessment

Vancouver: David Marmorek, ESSA’s President, assisted BC Minister of Environment Ms. Mary Polak in answering questions on the Kitimat Airshed study, which was led by ESSA […]
July 2, 2014

Federal science report on climate change impacts and adaptation just released

The new assessment report on climate change impacts and adaptation has been released by the Government of Canada and is available on Natural Resource Canada’s website. ESSA’s […]
June 6, 2014

New publication on the false classification of extinction risk in noisy environments

A new publication on incorrectly detecting declines, and failing to detect declines, in time series of abundance that are “noisy” has been published in Proceedings of the Royal […]
February 24, 2014

Days of Desiccation – Opinion Pages – The New York Times

SAN DIEGO — The bathtub rings in the reservoirs that hold California’s liquid life have never been more exposed. Shorelines are bare, brown and bony. Much […]
August 1, 2014

ESSA and The Nature Conservancy present lessons of Ecological Flows Tool to Delta Independent Science Board – advocate greater ecological flexibility

Sacramento: Clint Alexander, ESSA’s lead scientist for ecological water resources and Ryan Luster, Sacramento River Project Director for The Nature Conservancy California (TNC), were invited to […]
July 23, 2014

British Columbia Ministry of Environment released report on Kitimat Airshed Emissions Effects Assessment

Vancouver: David Marmorek, ESSA’s President, assisted BC Minister of Environment Ms. Mary Polak in answering questions on the Kitimat Airshed study, which was led by ESSA […]
June 6, 2014

New publication on the false classification of extinction risk in noisy environments

A new publication on incorrectly detecting declines, and failing to detect declines, in time series of abundance that are “noisy” has been published in Proceedings of the Royal […]
February 1, 2014

ESSA Completes Independent Review: Impacts of Run-of-River Power Projects on Salmonids

Pacific Salmon Foundation releases report on potential effects of run of river hydro projects on salmonid species. “Impacts Possible, but More Study and Data Needed to Confirm” […]
November 13, 2013

New publication on Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management

IFC Good Practice Handbook on Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management: Guidance for the Private Sector in Emerging Markets. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) contracted ESSA Technologies […]
September 10, 2013

New publication: Insight into Enabling Adaptive Management

The online journal Ecology and Society has just published a paper authored by ESSA discussing factors that enable good adaptive management: Greig, L. A., D. R. […]
September 4, 2013

Skeena Sockeye Habitat Report Cards

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) contracted ESSA Technologies Ltd. to undertake, with the guidance of a Technical Advisory Committee of Skeena regional experts, an evaluation of […]
September 4, 2013

CCME – Tools for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Watersheds

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment has recently released a report entitled “Tools for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Watersheds” which was prepared by […]
August 27, 2013

European Fire Ants in the News

With colleagues at the SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management, ESSA recently completed a study for the BC Ministry of Environment, to create a framework […]