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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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Dr. Warren Gallin investigates Polyorchis nervous system

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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Baum Lab retreat at BMSC

The Baum Lab were at BMSC earlier this month for a retreat, to bond as a lab and discuss their goals for the upcoming year.

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Fall seminar, Thursday Sept. 24, 5pm

Title: “The role of low dissolved phosphorus in the formation of Didymosphenia geminata blooms”. Dr. Max Bothwell . Location: RIX A.

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