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Ambrose University Zoology students share their field trip adventure

Discovering marine science on the wild wet coast; Ambrose University Zoology students share their field trip adventure!

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Morphological trade-off between drag avoidance and tolerance in wave-swept kelps.

Kelps from wave-swept shores have either a streamlined morphology to reduce drag, or increased attachment and breakage force, but not both, having implications for the evolution of morphological diversity in this group.

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The Field Trips crew returns for a new season of marine science education!

BMSC is gearing up for another season of Field Trips, with the first group arriving on the weekend.

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A new book on the evolution of ‘animal athletes’, by Irschick & Higham

This book by Duncan Irschick and BMSC instructor Tim HIgham examines how and why ‘animal athletes’ have evolved using examples from across the animal kingdom, integrating them into the broader context of ecology and evolution.

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We welcome Dr. Sean Rogers to BMSC as acting director

BMSC is pleased to welcome Dr. Sean Rogers, Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, who has been appointed as acting director of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC).

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Coastal Field Archaeology 2013 student course work published

Undergraduate student course work, examining ancient First Nations mariculture activies on BC’s coast, was recently published in the journal American Antiquites. The research was conducted during the 2013 Coastal Field Archaeology course.

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Apply now for Summer and Fall 2016 university field courses

Summer and Fall 2016 course online application forms now available

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Dr. Katie Lotterhos’ lab investigates effects of thermal stress on rockfish

Dr. Katie Lotterhos and her students investigate the influence of climate on dispersal, recruitment, and local adaptation in juvenile rockfish.

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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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