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Summer and Fall 2016 course online application forms now available

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Tao Eastham

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‘Waxopods’ provide a reliable estimate of crab predation intensity

Gastropod wax replicas can be used to quantify the frequency and type of attacks by crab predators, which likely play a vital role in structuring gastropod populations.

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How many chromosomes contribute to sex determination in a copepod?

QTL mapping of sex ratio phenotype revealed six independently segregating quantitative trait loci on five separate chromosomes, explaining 19% of the variation in sex ratios in Tigriopus californicus.

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Taylor MacLeod

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Dr. W. Gallin at BMSC, working onJelly fish nervous system structure and function

Dr. Warren Gallin (U of Alberta) was at BMSC recently working on Polyorchis penicillatus, a frequently observed jelly fish species in Barkley Sound. He is characterizing the structure and function of their nervous system.

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Dr. Warren Gallin

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Historical Ecology & Coastal Archaeology

OverviewWhat to Expect Instructor: Dr. Iain McKechnie Overview:¬†This course will introduce students to historical ecology from an archaeological perspective. We will visit a series of coastal¬†archaeological sites in Nuu-chah-nulth territory in Barkley Sound and examine archaeological and ecological data from these sites in the lab. The majority of our time will be spent in the…
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Place-based learning in Huu-ay-aht Territory

OverviewWhat to Expect Overview: On the west coast of Vancouver Island, Nuu-chah-nulth peoples, including Huu-ay-aht First Nation (HFN), have occupied their homelands along the mountains and seas for thousands of years. This extended land and water tenure is reflected, among other ways, through a multitude of narratives, songs, ceremonies, family lines and place names. In relatively…
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Crustacean Biology

OverviewWhat to Expect Instructor: Dr. Gregory Jensen Overview: Cross dressing. Sex change. Chastity belts. Crustaceans were doing all this and more, long before humans ever appeared. Come learn all about this fascinating group in a setting where you can study them up close in their natural habitat and in the lab. Crustaceans are one of…
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