April 2013:Film Release;Central Westcoast Forest Society is excited to announce the launch of a new film! This short documentary highlights stream ecology and the important habitat restoration work Central Westcoast Forest Society has been involved in since 1994. [....MORE]
Professor Hartland-Rowe was one of the founding members of WCUMBS and instrumental in bringing the University of Calgary into the consortium. His continued participation and support on the Management Council was very important in the early years of the Society's & Station's operation.
July 2012: BMSC welcomes Dr. Eric Clelland as the new Research Coordinator.
Originally trained as an Electronic Engineering Technologist, Eric was employed as a Data Communications Technician for nearly 30 years. He was certified as a SCUBA diver in 1985 and his first dive in the ocean inspired him to study biology. At York University he completed a BSc Hons., (reproductive physiology of pond snails), an MSc (V-type proton pumps in the accessory boring organ of whelks) and his PhD (TG-beta family peptides in zebrafish ovarian follicle development). He completed Post Doctoral Fellowships at York University (differential expression of tight junction proteins in response to environmental salinity challenges (pufferfish) and during ovarian follicle development (zebrafish)) and at the University of Windsor (isolation of steroid pheromones secreted by the round goby). An avid SCUBA diver, he currently maintains Dive Master certification and has dove in various locales around the globe.
June 2012: BMSC wishes all the best to Sarah Tyne (our Librarian and Communications Officer) and her family, Dennis, Eli and Emmet, with their new adventure in Saskatchewan. Sarah kept the library well organized, and created beautiful newlsetters, posters, pamphlets and brochures for us. Her cheerful smile and creativity will be missed!
May 10, 2012: Noisy clockwork of infections, fishing, cycles, and extinction Presented by Dr. Martin Krkosek, University of Otago
7PM at the RIX Centre. Everyone welcome
March 21, 2012: Holy Flying Plankton!
Former Bamfield TA and UVic graduate, Dr Brad Gemmell (currently of the University of Texas in Austin), had his recent study reported inScienceNOW,Discover Magazine, and BBC News.
The paper will also be featured by CBC's radio program 'Quirks and Quarks' and on their website later in the week. They have scheduled Dr. Ed Buskey for a non-live radio interview Thursday.
July 5, 2011: Introduction to 'R' Workshop, Dr. Chris Neufeld.
Please bring laptop with R and Rstudio installed and course script file downloaded (for instructions see: Moodle/University Programs/R workshop)
June 2011:Dr. Tom Carefoot's "A Snail's Odyssey" A SNAIL'S ODYSSEY is a scientific account of the biology of shallow-water, benthic-marine invertebrates on the west coast of North America. check it out!
April 12, 2011: University of Alberta / BMSC graduate student Chris Neufeld successfully defended his PhD thesis! Congratulations Dr. Neufeld!
Chris is heading to Friday Harbor Laboratories to conduct a Post Doc this fall.
BMSC wishes Chris all the best in his career!
April 8, 2011: BMSC Fall Program 2008 alumna, Katie Gale publishes a paper in CJZ and wins an NSERC CGS-M award!Katie will be starting her Master's this fall; where yet to be decided.
The paper "Diets of two congeneric species of crayfish worm (Annelida: Clitellata: Branchiobdellidae) from western Canada” was just published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology (Gale & Proctor, 2011. 89:289-296) and was from the research she did for her honors thesis at the University of Alberta in 2009/2010.
March 31, 2011: BMSC's Dr. Hana Kucera and Dr. Dave Riddell are working with faculty
and staff at SFU as part of an interdisciplinary team investigating
the presence of the radioisotope iodine-131 in BC coastal waters.
Following the earthquake of March 11, 2011 off the west coast of
Japan, agencies worldwide have become interested in the dispersal of
iodine-131 from the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
BMSC provides schools worldwide with video-conferencing opportunities for unique real-time learning experiences at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC). The Centre provides students with interactive learning centered on the diversity of coastal marine organisms and their environments.
The Public Education staff conduct video conferences with students from across North America. For example, in March 2009, six conferences were held with Havergal College. Also, in conjunction with the celebration of Darwin's 200th birthday, schools from New Brunswick and Alaska participated in videoconferences on the subjects of Evolution and Diversity of Marine Organisms, and analysis of sea lion scat.
Present-day Internet technology makes it possible to bring students educational content that is engaging, interactive and effective for a reasonable cost. MORE…