Director, Dr. Brad Anholt Dr. Anholt (University of Victoria) started as BMSC Director in September 2008.
Dr. Anholt brings to BMSC international recognition for his distinguished research in population and community ecology. He is currently the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair for Experimental and Applied Community Ecology. He is North American Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, recipient of national and international research grants and until recently Departmental Chair of Graduate Studies. Dr. Anholtís broad biological research interests coupled with his commitment to field based undergraduate and graduate education and the need to provide educational opportunities for school aged students and the general public make him an ideal individual to lead Canadaís pre-eminent marine research station.
BMSC was established in 1972 by the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society (WCUMSS) in order to provide a permanent base for marine and coastal-oriented field operations on the west coast of Canada. The property consists of 75 hectares with approximately 3.0 kilometers of waterfront at the confluence of Grappler and Bamfield Inlets.
Situated within the traditional territory of the Huu ay aht First Nation in Barkley Sound, and adjacent the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, BMSC offers unparalleled access to a wide array of environments - including unique coastal, marine and rainforest habitats and exceptional species diversity.