Travis van Leeuwen
Research Scientist, Canadian department of Fisheries and ocean, Newfoundland.
Travis is interested in the effects of individual variation in metabolism on life-history patterns and adaptive trade-offs across species. During his MSc at the University of British Columbia in Canada (2010), he studied links among life history strategies, physiology and growth in juvenile salmon. During his PhD at the University of Glasgow in Scotland (2015) he studied the physiological, morphological, behavioural and developmental differences between offspring of brown trout from alternative life histories in an attempt to better understand the causes and consequences of partial migration. Travis is also a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Travis serves CORE in a consultancy capacity through his in-depth working knowledge of applied marine research. He lives fishing with the fly, and so any excuse to visit Eleuthera is rarely required.