Markus Thompson
Quadra Island, BC

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About Markus:

I am a marine environmental professional (MSc, RPBio) with over 10 years of experience in scientific diving, habitat and resource management, fisheries and ecology research, and project management. I completed my master's degree with the Coastal Marine Ecology and Conservation lab (CMEC) in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, and attained my professional status as a biologist working as a marine consultant and scientific diver with Foreshore Technologies in North Vancouver, BC. Current contracts include marine monitoring and research projects with MaPP (the Marine Plan Partnership), the Hakai Institute, CMEC, and Parks Canada.

In my free time I am often up before sunrise packing a small arsenal of camera gear into a canoe or kayak, before heading off in search of wildlife and perfect light. Recent adventures include Haida Gwaii, Hakai, and the Broughton archipelagos. At home on Quadra Island I can often be found with my camera underwater, or on a mountain bike with my dog Huxley. I have traveled extensively over the past two decades; living in Kenya, the Netherlands, and Australia along the way. Every time I return home I am reminded of how unique this place is – the coast of British Columbia is without doubt one of the most beautiful and wild places on earth!