Title: “Sexual conflict: Arms race or tug-of-war?” Dr. Adam Chippendale. Location: RIX Centre.
Connor and Robles (2015), working on small a spatial scale, show that mussels (Mytilus californicus) from low-shore and high wave exposure habitats grow faster when young and become the largest adults.
Title: “Left-right asymmetry: The interplay between development, genetics and evolution (and other stories)” Location: RIX Centre.
Title: “Peeling out predation intensity: can repair frequency be a useful proxy towards understanding predation?” Location: RIX Centre.
Gooseneck barnacles (Pollicipes polymerus) have evolved novel mating strategies in the wave-swept intertidal.
Title: “Spatial ecology and energetics of seabirds facing climate change and fisheries”. Location: RIX Centre.
BMSC researchers Karma Nanglu and Dr. Chris Cameron (BMSC Alumnus, PhD) examine the validity of anatomical interpretations of a Burgess Shale enteropneust.
BMSC / SFU Alumnus Anna Smith and Greg Jensen, (U of Washington, BMSC Crustacean Biology instructor) show the fantastically long spines on porcelain crab zoea larvea may these larvae to remain in nearshore coastal waters.
The Anholt Lab report the first multi-generational quantitative evidence that clutch sex ratio responds to artificial selection in both directions (selection for male- and female-biased families) and in multiple populations of T. californicus.