Research Overview

Multi-disciplinary research at BMSC

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.
BMSC offers unparalleled access to a wide array of environments – including unique coastal, freshwater, marine, and rainforest habitats and exceptional species diversity.

Research Themes:

  • Evolution of sex determination in a polygenic system
  • Rockfish recruitment on the borders of MPA’s
  • Invasive species
  • Molecular evolution in subtidal marine invertebrates
  • Interactions between ecological processes
  • Climate change on intertidal communities
  • Predicting the occurrence and strength of selection on the rate of adaptation to new environments in stickleback
  • Fish physiology
  • Evolution and adaptation of form and function across wave exposure gradients

Contact us to discuss how we can support your next research endeavors.

Tao Eastham
Research Coordinator
ph: 250-728-3301 ext. 255

Recent Publications View All

Predicting the fate of eDNA in the environment and implications for studying biodiversity

The role that differing environments play on the major processes that eDNA undergoes between organism and collection, with recommendations for eDNA practitioners.

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Altering eelgrass: The impact of invasive European green crabs on critical habitat

BMSC Alumna, Brett Howard (SFU) and authors, report that the invasive green crab, Carcinus maenas, significantly reduces the density of ecologically important marine plant ecosystems.

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Who's Been Here? View All

Staff feature: It’s never really goodbye to BMSC

Dr. Chris Neufeld leaves behind an Education Unit primed to overcome new challenges.

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Undergraduate Research Fellowship students investigate reducing the spread of invasive European green crab larvae

Undergraduate Research Fellowship students investigate reducing the spread of the invasive European Green Crab larvae when shipping oyster seed to new farms and markets.

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