Multi-disciplinary research at BMSC

BMSC is a leader in multi-disciplinary research, providing a center for collaborative investigation in a diverse array of basic and applied sciences.

BMSC Research Seminars will be broadcast live, on TUESDAYS at 1:30 PDT.

Join us to learn about the exciting and important research our Researchers and Alumni have been doing at BMSC!

In support of our vision to create an open, collaborative and approachable community of scientists at BMSC, we are hosting our popular research seminar series online.

We continue the tradition of providing the opportunity for students, staff, and researchers to learn about new discoveries being made in various fields of marine science from experts in our community.

Join us on Zoom, or participate live on YouTube.

Zoom links below


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May 26 Dr. Kaitlyn Gallagher Université de Montréal “When the hunter becomes the hunted: tapeworms of the pelagic thresher shark.”
YouTube link
June 2 Dr. Isabelle Côté Simon Fraser University “Ecological shifts in a marine community following extreme disturbances”
June 9 Dr. Dina Navon University of Calgary “Where Nature met Nurture – Phenotypic plasticity in fish”
YouTube link
June 16 Dr. Don Levitan Florida State University “Reproductive isolation and speciation in sea urchins”
Youtube link
June 23 Dr. Julia Baum University of Victoria “In Hot Water: Fish and Coral Responses to Marine Heatwaves”
June 30 Brooke Weigel, PhD Candidate University of Chicago “A little kelp from my friends: Bacterial symbionts and carbon cycling associated with bull kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana.”
July 7 Dr. Amanda Bates Memorial University “Thermal safety, environmental variability and biodiversity change”
YouTube link
Wed. July 15

9:00 AM PDT

Research in Marine Ecology undergraduate student project presentations BMSC Undergraduate student research projects, presented by the students of our first online course, “Research in Marine Ecology”.
Dr. Chris Neufled, Dr. Sam Starko, Instructors
July 21 Dr. Sean Rogers University of Calgary Ecological genomics of population persistence and adaptation in marine fishes: it’s all one song.
Aug 11 Dr. Stephanie Green University of Alberta “Reassembling coastal marine food webs: patterns, processes and consequences.”
Zoom link
Aug 18 TBA Parks Canada Southern Resident Killer Whales
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Sept 1 Deborah Curran University of Victoria “Fluid Jurisdiction in Marine Territory: Indigenous Rights and Legal Pluralism in Canada”

A few researchers will be joining us this summer, under strict health and safety guidelines.

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University of Victoria

Erin Hornell

Graduate Student

Dr. Iain McKechnie

Assistant Professor and Hakai Institute Scholar

University of British Columbia

Derek Somo

Graduate Student

Gigi Lau

Graduate Student

Simon Fraser University

Dr. Louis Druehl

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Wendy Palen

Associate Professor

University of Calgary

Dr. Heather Jamniczky

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sean Rogers

Associate Professor

University of Alberta

Alyssa Weinrauch

Graduate Student

Alex Clifford

Graduate Student

Other University

Brian Lohman

PhD student
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Brian Polagye

Assistant Professor
University of Washington

Benjamin Strom

Graduate Student
University of Washington

Hannah Ross

Graduate Student
University of Washington

Dr. Don Levitan

Florida State University

Courtney Deck

Graduate Student
University of Ottawa

Dr. Elizabeth Boulding

University of Guelph

Dr. Dan Baker

Vancouver Island University

Dr. Alberto Aliseda

Associate Professor
University of Washington

JP Hastey

Owner, Nova Harvest Ltd.
Nova Harvest Ltd.

Dr. Louis Gosselin

Associate Profesor
Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Russell Wyeth

Assistant Professor
St. Francis Xavier University,

Dr. Dan Bolnick

University of Connecticut

Rob Cavagnaro

Graduate Student
University of Washington

Dr. Gary Anderson

Associate Professor
University of Manitoba

Kevin Olsen

Graduate Student
Florida State University

Ellen Kosman

Graduate Student
Florida State University

Dr. Gudrun De Boeck

University of Antwerp
Dr.  Hon Jung Liew

Dr. Hon Jung Liew

Associated Professor
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

Dr. Martin Tresguerres

Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego

Jinea Roa

Graduate Student
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Trevor Hamilton

Assistant Professor
MacEwan University

Dr. Heidi Schutz

Assistant Professor
Pacific Lutheran University

Kieran Murphy

Graduate Student
St. Francis Xavier University

Dr. Heather Alexander

BMSC Faculty

Dr. Thomas Sisk

Olajos-Goslow Professor
Northern Arizona University