Conference 2017 – Expedition Cruising

AH18 October 16, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Creating Ambassadors: Expedition Cruising Helps Secure the Future of Sable Island” Allow us to introduce Cedar Swan, an adventurer and passionate outdoor enthusiast. The CEO of Adventure Canada—as well as an expedition planner…

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Conference 2017 – Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks:

AH18 October 15, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks: Following a Digital Paper Trail” With some 350 ships thought to have wrecked on Sable Island, it’s sometimes called “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”. At our conference, Bill…

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Conference 2017 – Marine Debris and Micro Plastics

AH18 October 14, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Atlantic Canada Microplastics Research Project” Marine debris and micro plastics. Unpleasant for sure, but what does the research tell us? Ariel Smith, MEnv, is the Marine Debris Project Coordinator at Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation…

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Conference 2017 – Sable Island Horse Research

AH18 October 13, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Population Ecology of the Sable Island Horses”  Sable Island’s most famous inhabitants are its horses. And here’s the man who may understand them the best.Philip D. McLoughlin is an Associate Professor…

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Conference 2017 – Sable Island Horse Research

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Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Population Ecology of the Sable Island Horses”

 

Sable Island’s most famous inhabitants are its horses. And here’s the man who may understand them the best.

Philip D. McLoughlin is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Biology. Philip received a B.Sc. degree in Zoology from the University of Alberta and Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Saskatchewan. A focal area of his research program is the population ecology, conservation, and management of large mammals in Canada and Europe. 

Philip first began researching the Sable Island horses in 2007, when he first set foot on the island. Since then, he and his team of students and collaborators have returned every year to collect data and biological samples on the horses to ask questions about life history, ecology, evolution, conservation, and applied veterinary science. What started out as a small program is now the world’s largest and longest individual-based research program on wild equids. His team asks questions relevant to Sable Island horses, but also addresses wider problems of fundamental ecology, evolution, island functioning, and problems faced by isolated and small populations in general. 

We’re so excited to get all the latest updates on population ecology of Sable Island’s horses from Phil!