Originally from Newfoundland, Kirk has found his way to the Prince Rupert campus of NWCC by way of Seoul, South Korea. He has been an instructor of biology, computer science, and GIS since September 2016.
Kirk has a B.Sc(hons) from Memorial University where he concentrated in evolution and ecology. After the completion of the B.Sc, he worked as a field technician for several research projects including seabird research in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and sea turtle and dugong research in Tanzania, East Africa. In 2009 he felt the need to travel once more and tried a year of teaching ESL in South Korea. That 1 year eventually became 7 and during this time he taught ESL, taught biology, and completed a M.Sc in seabird ecology at Kyung Hee University. He also holds a B.Ed from Memorial University.
Kirk’s areas of interest are seabird ecology, invertebrate biology, and using technology to answer biological questions.
Kirk is a big fan of anything outdoors and, considering ACE students do too, tries to get his classes outside as much as possible. He enjoys team sports, hiking, skiing, fishing, foraging and hunting. He really loves to explore all the natural beauty west coast B.C has to offer.
Hart, K.A., & Nam, K.B. (2017) Estimating the abundance of a nocturnal, burrow-nesting seabird species in South Korea using automated acoustic recorders. In preparation.
Humphries, G. R., Flemming, S. A., Gladics, A. J., Hammer, S., Hart, K. A., Hirata, K., Antolos, M., Kappes, P.J., Magnusdottir, E., Major, H.L., Mcduie, F., Mcomber, K., Orben, R.A., Schmid, M.S., & Wille, M. (2016). Bridging the gap from student to senior scientist: recommendations for engaging early-career scientists in professional biological societies. Marine Ornithology, 44, 157-166.
Hart, K. A., Choi, C. Y., Bond, A. L., Humphries, G. R., Yoo, J. C., & Nam, K. B. (2015). Streaked Shearwaters Calonectris leucomelas of the Korean Peninsula: distribution, status and potential threats. Forktail, (31), 55-63.