Professor Kurt Samways

Dr. Kurt Samways is a Research Associate at the University of New Brunswick and was appointed the first ever Parks Canada Research Chair in aquatic restoration in 2019. Dr. Samways has worked extensively in applied ecology to restore river ecosystems and recover fish populations in Canada and internationally. Dr. Samways is the lead Research Scientist of the Fundy Salmon Recovery program for endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon, studying the effects of captive reared adults on fish fitness and ecosystem health. With over a decade of food web and fish-related studies, Dr. Samways will be continuing his research on a larger scale, bridging salmon recovery and ecological restoration efforts currently underway across five Atlantic national parks.