Diatoms of the Salish Sea

Diatoms of the Salish Sea

Diatoms of the Salish Sea Diatoms are a major group of photosynthetic micro-algae living in marine and freshwater environments, which provide vast quantities of oxygen, food and nutrients for a wide range of organisms. The last regional diatom inventories were...
Eelgrass Community Ecology

Eelgrass Community Ecology

Eelgrass Community Ecology Eelgrass (Zostera marina) meadows are home to a great diversity of species, including fish, crabs, algae, and microorganisms. Eelgrass ecosystems contribute to many important coastal processes that humans rely on, such as carbon storage and...
Community Marine Biology

Community Marine Biology

Community Marine Biology Program A science mentorship program connecting youth with the wonders of marine biology through the study of benthic meiofauna, supervised by Dr. Elaine Humphrey. Through this engaging place-based curriculum, community members are learning to...
Microclimate Monitoring

Microclimate Monitoring

Microclimate Monitoring This program engages citizens and scientists alike in an ongoing effort to monitor microclimate in the southern Gulf Islands. Through this study we aim to develop a better understanding of local scale controls on microclimate, including...