Lab news

2 March 2018 – When it rains, it pours (jobs, that is)

Fab news for two TMEL folks.  Luis, who defended his PhD in September, just got offered a faculty position at the Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas, at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.  Post-doc Frances landed a dream job as Marine Program Coordinator for the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, where she will oversee a broad range of conservation projects in the Salish Sea.  Congratulations both!

1 March 2018 – Just another day in the office

Porteau low res

Just have to share this beautiful photo, taken by Brian Wong (whom I don’t actually know).  I was diving with Helen (Yan – doing an Honours project in the lab) today, and we happened to surface as Brian was taking this panoramic shot at Porteau Cove.  That’s us – the two dots in the water on the right-hand side.  Brian was kind enough to email me the photo.  I truly have the best office in the world!

24 February 2018 – TMEL rocks PEEC

Lily and Melissa represented the lab at the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference this weekend in beautiful Bamfield. They each won top honours in their category: Lily for best talk, and Melissa for best poster! Awesome work!!

Melissa and poster small

Melissa by her winning poster

January 2018

Some numbers from 2017 (excerpt from my blog)

The number of successful NSERC Discovery Grant applications I made. Yay!

2  The number of my graduate students who defended their theses


4 The number of new people who joined the lab

New students

12 The number of papers I co-wrote that were accepted or in press

21 The number of days I spent teaching the Marine Behavioural Ecology field course in Bamfield

Bamfield MBE

60 The number of students in the new, 4th-year Behavioural Ecology class I taught in the Fall

283 The number of papers I read (like actually read from title to acknowledgements), falling short of my goal of 365



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