Dane Pedersen, M.Sc. Student

B.Sc in Biology, Minor in Psychology at the University of Victoria (2019).


Interests: conservation policy, political ecology, natural resource management, science communication




Research Summary:

Transboundary sustainable natural resource management in the Salish Sea

Having lived on the shores of the beautiful Salish Sea for the last six years, I have come to appreciate this unique natural environment and the challenges associated with protecting it. The Salish Sea is the inland body of water between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia and Washington, requiring governance from both Canada and the United States. My research will explore the conservation and management of two locally endangered species, the Chinook salmon and the Southern Resident killer whale, using a framework of trust, control, and risk. I am interested in identifying barriers to effective collaboration between stakeholders, government agencies, NGOs, researchers, and Indigenous communities and promoting solution-oriented strategies for overcoming interorganizational obstacles. 


Awards and Scholarships:

Joseph Armand Bombardier: Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M), SSHRC, McGill University, (2021)

Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University (2020)



Still to come.