- Ph.D.: University of British Columbia (Institute of Oceans and Fisheries) 2021
- M.Sc.: University of British Columbia (Zoology) 2010
- B.Sc.: University of Victoria (Biology) 1998
Dr. Patricia Woodruff is an aquatic biologist with experience in the fields of ecosystem modelling, conservation genetics, and fisheries population dynamics. Dr. Woodruff completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Victoria, a Master of Science in Zoology at the University of British Columbia, and a Doctoral Degree with the Institute of Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia. Her background includes estimating Kokanee population abundances with hydroacoustic and trawl surveys in large lakes and reservoirs throughout B.C., using genetic and behavioural studies to establish the significance of a conservation unit of a freshwater fish population in the Lower Mainland, adding aquatic invasive species to the Controlled Alien Species Regulation under the BC Wildlife Act, and creating ecosystem models of Arrow Lakes Reservoir and Shuswap Lake to predict potential effects and implications of salmon reintroduction, water management, nutrient addition, and invasive species. Dr. Woodruff is a Registered Professional Biologist in B.C. under the College of Applied Biologists.