Students and Projects

Last update: June 2018

Current members of the lab

Ravinder Sappal
Project (Postdoctoral fellow): Nutritional value of mysid shrimp for the growth, development and reproduction of hatchery-reared salmonids


Shannon Mendt
Project (MSc): Factors controlling physiological tolerance limits to environmental stressors during the early benthic phase of marine invertebrates


Kyley Drach
Project (BSc):Effects of wind speed and topography on the distribution of pond invertebrate dormant stages in Lac du Bois Grasslands Ecological Reserve


Mae Frank
Project (BSc): Microplastics in marine invertebrate filter-feeders


Brianna Iwabuchi
Project (MSc):Local adaptation to climate variation among marine invertebrate populations.
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Hilary Hamilton
Project (MSc): Interspecific variation in physiological tolerance during the early benthic phase of marine invertebrates.
Winner of the 2018 Governor General’s Gold Medal -Graduate Studies


Past members of the lab

Lauren Zink
Project (BSc): Effects of light wavelengths experienced during juvenile life on eye development and morphometrics in the crayfishProcambarus patzcuranesis


Ainslie McLeod
Project (BSc): Dispersal and movements of intertidal invertebrates.


Samantha Sandee
Project (BSc): Role of microbial infections in early benthic phase mortality ofmarine invertebrates.


Rolena de Bruyn
Project (BSc): Prevalence of ontogenetic changes in colour brightness among benthic invertebrates and their association with microhabitat shifts.


Brittany Jenewein
Project (MSc): Role of weather conditions in controlling early juvenile mortality of intertidal marine invertebrates.


Priya Parekh
Project (BSc):Historical frequency of wind dispersal events and role of topography in the dispersal of anostracan cysts in a semi-arid environment.


Christine Hansen
Project (MSc): Restoring endangered northern abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) populations in British Columbia, Canada, using hatchery-raised individuals.


Nicole Straughan
Project (BSc):Ontogenetic changes in shell preferences and resource partitioning by the hermit crabs Pagurus hirsutiusculus and P. granosimanus.


Travis Nielsen
Project (BSc): Can a scavenger benefit from environmental stress? Role of salinity stress and abundance of preferred food items in controlling population abundance of the snail Lirabuccinum dirum.


Brittany Jenewein
Project (BSc): Effects of seasonality on the patterns of trematode parasitism in Planorbella trivolvis and two amphibian hosts.


Amy Bos
Project (BSc): Influence of abiotic and biotic factors of the ecology of the marine polychaete tubeworm, Serpula columbiana.


Michelle Lloyd
Project (BSc): Role of maternal provisioning in controlling interpopulation variation in hatching size in the marine snail Nucella ostrina.
Project (BSc): Seasonal variation in abiotic conditions and species composition of saline ponds of the B.C. interior.


Lisa Jones
Project (BSc): Effects of solar radiation on barnacle settlement, early post-settlement mortality and community development in the intertidal zone.


Amanda Matton
Project (BSc): Do marine invertebrate larvae settle on biofilms that have been exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVR)?


Lachlan McLean
Project (BSc): Pond invertebrate “seed banks”: effect of pond salinity on the species composition of dormant stages in pond sediments of the Lac du Bois area of British Columbia.


Rodrigo Almeda
Project (PhD): Feeding rates and abundance of marine invertebrate planktonic larvae under harmful algal bloom conditions off Vancouver Island.


Amber Messmer
Project (BSc): Effect of wave exposure on genetic variation among populations of the marine snail Nucella ostrina.


Ashley Bernauer
Project (BSc): Effects of chemical and physical factors of pond water on aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity in the Thompson region of British Columbia.


Renata Rehak
Project (BSc): Initial juvenile size and environmental severity: influence of predation and wave exposure on hatching size in Nucella ostrina.


Carey Holmes
Project (BSc): Distribution and dispersal of dormant stages of rotifers inhabiting saline ponds of the B.C. interior.


Allison Griffiths
Project (MSc): Ontogenetic shift in susceptibility to predators in juvenile northern abalone, Haliotis kamtschatkana.


Eric Bottos
Project (BSc): Microbial diversity of alkaline ponds of the B.C. interior.


Leah Bunney
Project (BSc): Effects of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on the recruitment of benthic marine invertebrates.


Carla Gibbons
Project (BSc): Influence of wave exposure and hatching size on egg capsule morphology in Nucella ostrina.


Murray Borthwick
Project (BSc): Effect of temperature and algal composition on larval development in the tubeworm Serpula columbiana.