CV - David Hope


I’m currently a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University utilizing surveys at migratory stopovers to assess the status of shorebird species. I have extensive statistical and modelling experience, but also love to be in the field.


Education

2013-2018 (expected)
PhD, Biological Sciences; Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC)

Thesis title: Implications of behaviour on migratory census counts

2007-2010
MSc, Biological Sciences; Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC)

Thesis title: The influence of the predator landscape on migratory decisions in two shorebird species

2000-2005
BSc, Animal Biology Major; University of British Columbia (2003-2005); Bamfield Marine Science Centre (Fall 2004); University College of the Cariboo (2000-2002)

Publications

2014
Hope, D. D., D. B. Lank, and R. C. Ydenberg. Mortality-minimizing sandpipers vary stopover behavior dependent on age and geographic proximity to migrating predators. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology:1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-014-1695-x
2013
Kurle, C.M., C.V. Kappel, D.D. Hope, A. Lam (2013). Invasion Status of Terrestrial Mammals on Uninhabited Islands within the San Juan Archipelago, Washington. Northwest Science, 87(2), 178-184.
2011
Hope, D.D.; D.B. Lank, B.D. Smith and R.C. Ydenberg (2011) Migration of two calidrid sandpiper species on the predator landscape: how stopover time and hence migration speed vary with proximity to danger. Journal of Avian Biology 42: 523-530. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05347.x

Presentations

2016
Hope, D. D., and R. Johnston “Understanding migration and non-breeding site choice in long-distant migrants” Les Ecologistes, SFU. 2016
Hope, D. D., “Taking the pulse of a shorebird population: Utilizing hypothesis-testing to understand the role of migrant behaviour in shaping census counts” Environment Canada Pacific Wildlife Research Centre seminar series, Delta, BC.
2015
Hope, D. D., D. Bradley, and R. Ydenberg “Utilizing hypothesis-testing to understand the role of migrant behaviour in shaping census counts” International Wader Study Group Meeting.
2013
Hope, D. D., K. Barry,. & R.C. Ydenberg. Taking the pulse of western sandpiper migrations: lessons from a hypothesis- testing approach to citizen-science. Western Hemispheric Shorebird Group Meeting 5. Santa Marta Colombia.
2013
Hope, D. D., D.B. Lank & R.C. Ydenberg. Mortality-minimizing sandpipers vary migratory stopover behaviour dependent on age and geographic proximity to migrating predators. Western Hemispheric Shorebird Group Meeting 5. Santa Marta Colombia.
2009
Hope, D.D., D.B. Lank, B. Smith & R.C. Ydenberg. Does predation danger shape age-specific migration strategies? Poster Presentation. Western Hemispheric Shorebird Group Meeting 3.Mazatlan, Mexico.
2008
Hope, D. D.. The Effect of Predation Danger on Age-Specific Stopover Strategies of the Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri). Poster Presentation. Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference Bamfield, BC.

Teaching Experience

2008-2010
Teaching Assistant - BISC 102 Introductory Biology – Simon Fraser University. 9 Months. Spring/Fall 2008, and Spring 2010.

Language Training

Norwegian
Norskkurs 1-3, Insensiv Folkeuniversitetet Oslo December 2011- March 2012
French
Explore French Immersion Program Western Ontario, Trois Pistoles, PQ July – August 2005

Community Involvement

Fair Vote BC/SFU – Organizer for campaign to enact electoral reform in British Columbia

Plastic Bag Free SFU – Founder/member of coalition that is working towards removing plastic bags from the campus of Simon Fraser University

Climate Change Action Group SFU – Member of group working to enact positive change on campus with regards to climate change

Work/Volunteer Experience

Title Description Date
Executive Officer Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo Aug – Dec 2012
Organizing Assistant International Statistical Ecology Conference 2012 – Oslo, Norway July 2012
Assistant Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Universitetet i Oslo June - Aug 2012
Volunteer World Wildlife Fund, Oslo – Trude Myhre April - June 2012
Research Assistant Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Universitetet i Oslo April – June 2012
Volunteer WildResearch – Avian Monitoring 2011
Graduate Student University of Victoria – Ecology of Raccoons on Islands 2010-2011
Research Technician University of Victoria – Ecology of Raccoons on Islands 2010
Research Technician (volunteer) Simon Fraser University – Capturing breeding and juvenile sandpipers in Alaska 2008 & 2009
Volunteer Whistler Bear Research Team 2006-2007
Research Assistant Amy Newman, Department of Psychology, UBC, Vancouver 2005
Library Assistant UBC Main Library, Vancouver 2003-2005

Academic Awards

SFU President’s PhD Scholarship, 2016

NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship 2013-2015

WHSG Travel Award 2013

King-Platt Memorial Fellowship – 2010-2011

UVic Graduate Fellowship – 2010-2011

Northern Scientific Training Program Grant 2008 & 2009

SFU Graduate Fellowship, 2007, 2009, 2016, 2017

SFU Biological Sciences Travel Award 2009

UBC Deans Honour List 2004-2005

BMS Academic Scholarship, 2004

UBC Undergraduate Scholar Program Scholarship, 2003-2004

Passport to Education / Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship, 1999

Skills and Certification

Chemical Immobilization of Wildlife Course 2009

Broad statistical experience

Extensive presentation experience

Excellent computer knowledge with knowledge of R, SPSS, SAS, and Jmp

Quick learner with excellent communication and problem solving skills


dhope@sfu.ca • +1 (778) 882 4673 • Centre for Wildlife Ecology • Department of Biological Sciences • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC •