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Gavin has 28 publications, including two chapters in the Naturalist’s Guide to the Victoria Region, and 28 species entries in Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World’s Wildlife (2001), both aimed at a general audience. Currently, he’s working on a Royal BC Museum Handbook on freshwater fishes of BC and additional papers on fossil fishes in Canada.
Gavin also works with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to document marine fish distributions, and is working on a series of papers detailing many new species records and species range extensions along our coast. Gavin also works with the BC Ministry of Environment to collect and monitor exotic vertebrates, with a special interest in the role of the pet trade, angling industry and importation of live food fishes as a source of exotic/invasive animals.
EducationPhD, University of Alberta, 2001
MSc, University of Manitoba, 1996
BSc, MSc, University of Manitoba, 1991
Areas of InterestSpecialty: Biogeography and biology of fishes; palaeoichthyology
Areas of Expertise: Fishes, extant and extinct
Exotic/invasive animals and the role of the pet trade in species introductions
Amphibian and reptile biology and biogeography
Contact Dr. Gavin HankeEmail: email@example.com
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