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Nolan Bett

PhD Student

Centre for Applied Conservation Research
3606 Forest Sciences Centre
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4  CANADA

Office: +001 604 822-1969, Rm 3604

Email: nolanbett (at)

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Thesis title: Factors affecting olfactory function during Pacific salmon homing

Research: Pacific salmon migrate from the open ocean to their natal lakes and streams with remarkable accuracy, relying primarily on olfaction, or sense of smell, to find their way. Using a combination of genetic and behavioural analyses, my research explores factors that affect olfactory perception in salmon, as well as the potential effects of altered flow patterns on their ability to detect natal chemical cues.

Select publications:

Bett, N.N., Blair, M.E., Sterling, E.J. 2012. Ecological Niche Conservatism in Doucs (Genus Pygathrix). International Journal of Primatology 33:972-988

Bett, N.N. 2012. Mother-infant relationships and infant development in captive grey-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix cinerea). Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 5: 17-28.