How important is it for scientists to be able to openly discuss their work? What is the impact of scientific censorship? Dr. Kristi Miller from Fisheries and Oceans Canada joins the Salt Spring Forum to discuss these important questions and more.
In 2011, Dr. Miller published an article in the world-leading journal Science that suggested a virus might be linked to premature deaths in migrating sockeye salmon. However, she was prohibited by from discussing her research with the media by the Harper government. Since the change of government this past fall, Dr. Miller is once again able to speak freely.
Dr. Kristi Miller has worked with Fisheries and Oceans Canada since 1994. She is currently the Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. Her current research is focused on the role of infectious disease in wild salmon declines.