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Mr. Colin Bates (Graduate Student)

As a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, I study relationships between seaweed diversity and invertebrate diversity. This research is motivated by an interest in understanding the consequences of human-induced alterations to intertidal community structure. To this end, I use manipulative experiments to determine what the ramifications of change in seaweed communities are, with specific reference to resultant change in invertebrate communities. I am comparing between three different models of species loss, and drawing comparisons between species and functional diversity. This work takes place in Barkley Sound, British Columbia, and is based out of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. I am also involved in a number of intertidal monitoring programs in Barkley Sound and the Broughton Archipelago (British Columbia) and, as a continuation of my Masters work, I am also collaborating with Dr. Gary Saunders (University of New Brunswick) to maintain a long-term intertidal monitoring program in the lower Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

For more information, see Colin's web page or email him.

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