December 16, 2016

New Study Reducing Uncertainty in the Regulation of Industrial Emissions in BC

A new study has been released assessing the critical loads of industrial air emissions in a rapidly industrializing region of northwest British Columbia, based on work carried out by David Marmorek, Alex Hall, Patricia de la Cueva Bueno, and Carol Murray of ESSA along with […]
October 31, 2016

Succession Moving Forward at ESSA

NEWS RELEASE The ESSA Technologies Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Marmorek to the position of Lead Scientist & Senior Partner, and the appointment of Clint Alexander as President. With ESSA since 1981, Dave Marmorek has provided exemplary and resilient […]
February 24, 2016

Lessons from sea lice and salmon epidemiology laid out in new paper

Effective disease management can benefit from mathematical models that identify drivers of epidemiological change and help to guide decision-making. A new study recently published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, and co-authored by Dr. Brendan Connors of ESSA, provides a synthesis of the […]
January 9, 2016

Canada Commits to Science-based Siting of New Marine Protected Areas

Canada has now committed to ambitious targets for setting aside 5% of its oceans for special protection by next year and aim,s to reach 10% protection by 2020. Several sites under the eye of marine conservation organizations have already been proposed, including the glass sponge […]
November 13, 2015

Trudeau Renews Federal Commitment to Science-Based Decision-Making with New Cabinet Appointments

The new federal government of Canada cabinet includes three ministers responsible for science, and signals more focus on climate change, pure science and public interest research. Newly-appointed cabinet members include medical geographer Dr. Kirsty Duncan as Minister of Science; international trade lawyer Catherine McKenna as […]
November 4, 2015

Migratory Birds and The Oil Sands of Canada: Addressing Complexity and Uncertainty

In collaboration with their coauthors, Marc Nelitz and Alex Hall of ESSA explored the use of conceptual models and expert judgments to inform expansion of ecological monitoring around oil sands development in northern Alberta, Canada, an area rich in ecological data but not in understanding […]