COMMUNITY RESEARCH PROJECTS
Diatoms of the Salish Sea
An ongoing taxonomic inventory of the diatoms of the Salish Sea.
Developing low-cost data collection and analysis systems for long-term pollinator surveillance and hyperlocal weather and climate monitoring.
Janszen Legacy Project
Curating a critical baseline record of the vascular plant diversity of the Salish Sea–legacy of the late Harvey Janszen (July 11, 1946–May 10, 2021)
Maritime Lichens of the Salish Sea
Studying the diversity and distribution of maritime lichens in the Salish Sea
20/20 Vision on Plant Extirpation
An initiative to locate 12 plant species identified as being at risk of extirpation from Galiano Island.
Eelgrass Community Ecology
A newly initiated research partnership between IMERSS and Parfrey Lab (UBC) exploring the microscopic worlds of eelgrass community ecology.
A science outreach program connecting communities with the wonders of natural history, as seen through the lens of microscopy, hosted by Dr. Elaine Humphrey
Ecocultural Mapping Pilot
Weaving biodiversity data, Indigenous language, and place-based knowledge into an eco-cultural mapping framework.
Biodiversity Informatics Working Group
A multidisciplinary working group advancing innovative approaches to organizing and communicating biodiversity data.
A community effort to monitor local scale microclimatic variation, helping to predict future climate impacts.