Joined LGL in January of 2008
Degrees & Diplomas
Diplom Biologe (recognized as MSc): Friedrich Wilhelm Universitaet, Bonn, Germany and Institute fuer Fischerei und Hydrobiology, Universitaet Hamburg Germany (Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science) 1993.
Ph.D: University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia (Biology) 2001
- Salmon homing and olfactory imprinting
- Development of selective fishing tools
- Re-introduction of fish stocks
- The environmental assessment process
- Interest based negotiations
Elmar Plate is a senior fisheries biologist, environmental assessment practitioner and instructor with 10 years of professional experience in research, capacity building and consulting in the areas of fisheries biology, environmental assessment, economic development, public outreach, project management and report as well as proposal writing.
Elmar’s broad background knowledge and his constant drive to learn allowed him to teach 19 biology, fisheries and project management related courses on the university and college levels in addition to his consulting work.
He acted and is acting as a consultant to many First Nations communities, the DFO, the federal Ministry of Health, the BC Ministry of Environment, educational institutions, the Pembina Institute and the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council throughout British Columbia and in the north western U.S..
His professional interest includes the participation and management of fisheries projects (e.g. stock assessment, fish capture, telemetry, fish wheel operation, risk assessment, re-introduction), environmental assessment projects (e.g. EA report review, EA process analysis, involvement of First Nations into the EA process), marine use planning processes and land resource management planning processes.
Elmar Plate has conducted, published and peer-reviewed research in the subjects of hormonal control of salmon migration and olfactory imprinting.