Christie Morrison

Research Interest

I am interested in fisheries ecology in
northern ecosystems. My current research focuses on life history strategies of northern
form Dolly Varden char (Salvelinus malma
malma) in the western Canadian arctic. In these northern systems, individual
Dolly Varden within a population have the ability to adopt anadromous
(migratory) or resident (non-migratory) life histories. Resident individuals
are largely unstudied within these systems and the underlying factors
associated with different life history trajectories are currently unknown.  Therefore, the aim of my research is to
identify biological/environmental factors that contribute to life history
selection. Specifically, I am interested in how growth rates and metabolism in
early life-stages affects life history trajectories.