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Summer and Fall 2016 course online application forms now available

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Tao Eastham

Tao holds a BSc with distinction from the University of Victoria and a Masters in Resource Management from Simon Fraser University where he studied contaminants in aquatic food webs (supported by a prestigious NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Graduate Scholarship). His extensive work experience has prepared him well for his current role, ranging from technical positions in…

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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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Taylor MacLeod

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Dr. W. Gallin at BMSC, working onJelly fish nervous system structure and function

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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Dr. Warren Gallin

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Marine Ecology

OverviewWhat to Expect Instructors: TBA Overview: This hands-on field based course will focus on the ecology of local intertidal and subtidal habitats. In the first part of the course, students will study the fundamental ecological theories developed and applied in the marine environment. During regular field trips students will learn many of the essential tools…
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Conservation Biology

OverviewWhat to Expect Instructors:  TBA Overview: The conservation of biodiversity requires a solid scientific foundation rooted in ecology and evolutionary biology. Science in support of effective conservation must often integrate biological processes and mechanisms operating at multiple spatial and temporal scales. This course will investigate processes that drive patterns in the composition, structure, and function…
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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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