My name is Rebecca Eberts (known as “Becca” to many). I am currently an M.Sc. biologist and instructor for the School of Natural Resource Technologies and Built Environment at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. I deliver a variety of fisheries, aquatic, and environmental science focused courses to students in Natural Resource Management programs. Prior to this position I conducted fisheries research for several years.
I received my Master of Science (M.Sc.) from the University of Regina where I studied whitefish ecology in the Laurentian Great Lakes. After my masters I worked as a Research Technician and Field Program manager for Dr. Chris Somers’ fish and wildlife research lab. My areas of interest and expertise include freshwater fish ecology, conservation and management. I have used a variety of tools to answer research questions including biotelemetry, mark-recapture, stable isotopes and fish aging tools. I have been fortunate to study a variety of fish species including Walleye, Sauger, Yellow Perch, Burbot, Lake Whitefish and Northern Pike. Want to know more about my research? Click here.
My interest in research and biology was sparked by a love for fishing. Besides keeping me sane, my love of angling has also brought me to some beautiful places and to some spectacular fish. One of my favourite things to do is share my research with anglers. Anglers are key observers of fisheries health and behaviour and are often the first to come up with the research questions we set out to answer.
A community close to my heart is the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, which represents the highest per capita society of angler and hunters. I am also your Saskatchewan Representative for the new and upcoming female angling group “Great Canadian Female Anglers” (GCFA).
Please visit my home page to see my latest blog posts. I strive to make sure my blog consists of a balanced mish mash of research sharing, education, and of course, a few fish tales.
Feel free to contact me on my contact page with inquiries or opportunities!