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...
Operation GaliWatch

Operation GaliWatch

Operation GaliWatch Wild pollinators are an integral part of native plant communities and are highly effective at pollinating flowers in natural ecosystems. The GaliWatch project is dedicated to developing low-cost data collection and analysis systems for long-term...
20-20 Vision on Plant Extirpation

20-20 Vision on Plant Extirpation

20-20 Vision on Plant Extirpation This project aims to establish a novel protocol for the detection of species extirpation, drawing on historical baseline data and contemporary citizen science observations recorded on the Biodiversity Galiano project using...
Maritime Lichens of the Salish Sea

Maritime Lichens of the Salish Sea

Maritime Lichens of the Salish Sea   Lichens are able to colonize bare rock communities and live in harsh, nutrient-poor environments on account of their ability to photosynthesize and absorb ambient nutrients from the atmosphere, incident waters and their...
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...