Brian is a fish biologist who is broadly interested in how human impacts alter the ecology and evolution of fishes. His research evaluates how population characteristics and eco-evolutionary feedbacks might promote or constrain adaptive responses to climate change across multiple populations of brook trout in Cape Race, Newfoundland. Ultimately, he hopes this research can be used to develop more realistic biological models to simulate climate change responses, which can potentially be applied to other populations of trout and salmon. He is working in the Department of Biology at Concordia under the supervision of Dr. Dylan Fraser.
The title of Brian's thesis project is Effects of intraspecific diversity and eco-evolutionary feedbacks on potential climate change adaptation in Cape Race brook trout.
Contact Brian at brian.kenneth.gallagher AT gmail.com.