Marine Population Ecology & Dynamics


An analytical approach to the study of marine ecology and marine populations. Intertidal and subtidal communities will be examined, with emphasis on the biota of the Barkley Sound region.

Boat Use: You will be given the opportunity to drive boats if you choose to do so. Boat driving is recommended but not required for the BMSC Fall Program. Students who wish to drive boats at BMSC must hold a PCOC and valid first aid certificate and will participate in an introductory boat check-out on the first day of orientation

Students write:

“The Matrix Modelling activity stood out as an excellent activity in my mind! I learned a lot from it and I felt like a real biologist.”

“Pachena salmon run field trip was very informative and exciting. The matrix modelling assignment definitely helped in my understanding of how to create and use models. I also found that using R for statistics in labs was useful for helping me learn the software in conjunction with our seminars and papers course.”

“All the field trips were great and totally relevant to the course.”