Research Overview

The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre provides year-round research facilities, basic and specialty equipment, and technical assistance to scientists from the five western Canadian universities as well as visiting scientists from other Canadian and international institutions.
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BMSC offers unparalleled access to a wide array of environments – including unique coastal, freshwater, marine, and rainforest habitats and exceptional species diversity.

Research Themes:

BMSC fosters an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to various research themes in coastal sciences:

  • Ecology, Evolution & Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Fish Physiology
  • Fluid Dynamics & Mechanics
  • Invasive Species
  • Aquaculture

Recent Publications View All

Targeting high quality adult habitat important for rockfish protection & MPA design

Two recent studies published in MEPS give new insight into rockfish population dynamics in Barkley Sound with 7 years of survey data.

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Dynamic flume testing at BMSC provides insights into marine hydrokinetic turbine blade performance

Research conducted at the Fluid Dynamics Lab at BMSC contributes to marine hydrokinetic turbine technology.

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Who's Been Here? View All

Seminar, Tuesday August 22: “Where the wild things are: the ecology and conservation of marine birds and mammals in Canada’s coastal waters”. 5pm, Rix Centre

Join us for a seminar by Dr. Fox, who will speak about t marine birds and mammal conservation in Canada. All Welcome.

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Seminar, Tuesday August 15: “Tse’K’wa: early postglacial environments and people in British Columbia”. 5pm, Rix Centre

Dr. Jon Driver (SFU), will speak about the first peoples in northeastern British Columbia and their relationship with the rapidly changing post-glacial environments. All Welcome.

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