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

In the sea, do sperm from different males directly compete for eggs, and do eggs have a choice?

Our 2012 Science Diving class was part of the field crew to assist with Dr. Levitan’s research.

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Our undergraduate experiential learning results in significant discovery about predicting biodiversity.

This new study, published online today, is the result of data collected by our undergraduate students as part of their field course, Coastal Community Ecology.

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Who's Been Here? View All

Seminar, Tuesday May 29: “Hidden Treasures: Marine biology in the art and poetry of Neruda’s Maramoto”.

Join us for a seminar by Dr. Mar Wonham, 5pm, ALL WELCOME!

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