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Western Society of Naturalists 2012

Where: Seaside, CA; When: November 8 - 11, 2012; www.wsn-online.org

Mini Review of the Climate Change Effects on Seaweed Communities

Harley, CDG, KM Anderson, KW Demes, JP Jorve, RL Kordas, TA Coyle. In Press. Effects of climate change on global seaweed communities. Journal of Phycology. Link

Go figure – Seaweeds reconfigure to survive

UBC press release from the Martone Lab's recent publication "Drag reduction in wave-swept macroalgae: Alternative strategies and new predictions"

Northwest Algal Symposium

Where: Vancouver, BC; When: May 9-11, 2012 Link

Storytelling in Science – Randy Olson, March 27th

Learn storytelling techniques with Randy Olson, producer of "Flock of Dodos: (2006) and author of "Don't Be Such a Scientist" (2009).

Dr. Rebecca Martone AERL Seminar Talk – Thurs. March 8th, 1pm

Dr. Martone will discuss coupled social-ecological systems research for EBM in coastal marine systems in the IRES weekly seminar

Tunicates are a drag, especially when they invade

Clarke Murray, C, TW Therriault and PT Martone. 2012. Adapted for invasion? Comparing attachment, drag and dislodgment of native and nonindigenous hull fouling species. Biological Invasions DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0178-0

Biodiversity Heats Up in Science

MER researcher Chris Harley  published his work on temperature and biodiversity in the latest issue of Science.

Master Rebecca Guenther!

Rebecca Guenther defended her masters on the physiological ecology of coralline algae during simulated tidal cycles.

L’acidification des Océans – CBC Interview

Watch marine ecology student Manon Picard's interview with CBC News.
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Western Society of Naturalists 2012

Where: Seaside, CA; When: November 8 – 11, 2012; www.wsn-online.org

O’Connor Lab member receives Vanier Scholarship

O’Connor Lab member receives Vanier Scholarship

Joey Bernhardt wins the Vanier Scholarship!

Dr. Mach defends her thesis: Nonnative species in BC eelgrass

Dr. Megan Mach successfully defends her thesis entitled “Research on marine coastal impacts to promote ecosystem-based management: Nonnative species in northeast Pacific estuaries.” Her thesis is now available through the UBC library. Link

Dr. Murray defends her thesis: recreational boats transport invasive species

Cathryn Clarke Murray successfully defends her thesis entitled “The role of recreational boating in the introduction and spread of marine invasive species”. Her thesis is now available through the UBC library. Link

Jackie Peabody

MER all-stars at the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

MER undergraduate Jacquie Peabody (Harley Lab) won runner-up for best poster and PhD student Joey Bernhardt (O’Connor Lab) received honorary mention for her presentation at PEEC in Bamfield, BC this week.

MER updates...

Resilience to Climate Change

Bernhardt JR and Leslie HM. 2012. Resilience to Climate Change in Coastal Marine Ecosystems. Annual review of marine science. Link

Importance of Life-history Traits for a Temperate Reef Snail

Martone, RM and F Micheli. 2012. Geographic variation in demography of a temperate reef snail: importance of multiple life-history traits. Marine Ecological Progress Series 457:85-99 Link

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Mini Review of the Climate Change Effects on Seaweed Communities

Harley, CDG, KM Anderson, KW Demes, JP Jorve, RL Kordas, TA Coyle. In Press. Effects of climate change on global seaweed communities. Journal of Phycology. Link

Macroalgae Drag Reduction

Macroalgae Drag Reduction

Martone, P.T., Kost, L., and M. Boller. Drag reduction in wave-swept macroalgae: alternative strategies and new predictions. Am. J. Bot. 99(5): 1-10. Link This work was featured on the journal cover.

Ferry disturbance increases seaweed richness

Demes, KW, RL Kordas and JP Jorve. 2012. Ferry wakes increase seaweed richness and abundance in a sheltered rocky intertidal habitat. Hydrobiologia Online First DOI: 10.1007/s10750-012-1082-4 Link

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O’Connor Lab member receives Vanier Scholarship

O’Connor Lab member receives Vanier Scholarship

Joey Bernhardt wins the Vanier Scholarship!

Dr. Mach defends her thesis: Nonnative species in BC eelgrass

Dr. Megan Mach successfully defends her thesis entitled “Research on marine coastal impacts to promote ecosystem-based management: Nonnative species in northeast Pacific estuaries.” Her thesis is now available through the UBC library. Link

This image shows seaweeds reconfiguring in flow, viewed from downstream. Photo: P Martone

Go figure – Seaweeds reconfigure to survive

UBC press release from the Martone Lab’s recent publication “Drag reduction in wave-swept macroalgae: Alternative strategies and new predictions”

Dr. Murray defends her thesis: recreational boats transport invasive species

Cathryn Clarke Murray successfully defends her thesis entitled “The role of recreational boating in the introduction and spread of marine invasive species”. Her thesis is now available through the UBC library. Link

Jackie Peabody

MER all-stars at the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

MER undergraduate Jacquie Peabody (Harley Lab) won runner-up for best poster and PhD student Joey Bernhardt (O’Connor Lab) received honorary mention for her presentation at PEEC in Bamfield, BC this week.

For more news...
Fisheries Centre Seminars Seminars vary from quantitative modelers to public communicators, to social scientists, fishery economists, and environmentalists. Location: AERL 120, Time: Fridays at 11am

Biodiversity Research Seminars
Seminars hosted by the Biodiversity Research Centre. Location: Biodiversity Centre Auditorium, TIme: Wednesdays at 12pm

Earth and Ocean Sciences Colloquium
Weekly speaker focusing on topics in earch and ocean sciences. Location: EOS-Main 330A, Time: Thursdays at 4pm

Welcome to Marine Environment Research

    The Marine Environment Research (MER) group is a meeting place for scientists from UBC and southern British Columbia who conduct research in marine ecosystems. This website is meant to promote collaborations between labs in different departments or industries, provide current graduate students with relevant information, and for prospective students who are interested in marine research in British Columbia.
    This site is a work in progress and would greatly benefit from your input! Please post information about your lab, seminars and conferences, and exciting marine research news! To add your lab, contact the current web master Megan Mach - machery at gmail dot com. Add your own seminar and conference postings by filling out the information forms on the respective pages.

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