Jacob Comeau-Ouellette - Researcher-in-Residence

Jacob Comeau-Ouellette


Jacob is a master of science student at Acadia University currently studying fisher (Pekania pennanti) management with Dr. Mark Mallory and the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.

Jacob grew up in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and currently lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. There, he completed his bachelor of science in biology and is now finishing the first year of his master of science in biology—both at Acadia University.

At the end of his undergrad, he was lucky enough to connect with Dr. Mark Mallory and the Wildlife Division at the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables (NSDNRR). This collaboration brought Jacob his current master’s thesis project studying the management and ecology of the fisher (Pekania pennanti) in Nova Scotia. Through NSDNRR, he has also been fortunate to help with other projects, such as the coastal waterfowl monitoring project which involves aerial bird surveys (yes, it is hard to ID birds from a helicopter).

In Jacob’s free time, he enjoys hiking with friends, camping, cooking, and just being outside. When he’s outside, he likes to think he’s very skilled at identifying plants, mushrooms, insects, and birds. He loves following the NFL and playing sports like hockey, soccer, and golf. Jacob also has a passion for music and collecting vinyl records, and he has played the drums since elementary school.