Mike is our senior biologist, primary photographer and principal. He is a Registered Professional Biologist with 30 years of field experience. He completed a PhD at UBC in 2004 on the ecology of two endangered fish; Nooksack dace and Salish sucker. He continues to lead many research and recovery projects focused on these species. Mike also has extensive experience in the design, construction and monitoring of habitat restoration and enhancement projects and is known for creating diverse, naturalistic habitats that benefit multiple species. He has worked closely with environmental non-profit groups and academic researchers throughout his career. He lives on the Fraser River near Agassiz.
Roxanne is a Registered Professional Biologist and holds an MSc from UBC Okanagan for her work on habitat associations of the endangered Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel.
Petra is a Registered Biological Technician. She holds a BSc in biology from SFU and a Fish and Wildlife Diploma from BCIT.
Fernando is not technically part of Pearson Ecological, but he is a close collaborator and certainly a part of this website! Many of the most beautiful images here are his, some taken in the field with us, and some from his other adventures as a professional photographer. More stunning images can be found in his new book, Urban Salmon and at Fernando Lessa Photography