Biodiversity Research Centre

There are more than sixty members of the Centre. We carry out research on a wide range of topics, including evolution, systematics and phylogeny, population and community ecology, fisheries management, conservation biology, and theoretical modeling.

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Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Adams, Keith Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular evolution, genome evolution, and gene expression
Aitken, Sally Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) forest genetics, climate change, Climate change, conservation, ecology, genetics, genomics
Angert, Amy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plant biology; Zoology; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; biogeography; biological responses to climate change; Conservation Biology; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; evolutionary ecology; population biology
Arcese, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Global change biology; Ecology; Conservation Biology; Evolutionary Biology; conservation finance
Auger-Methe, Marie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Fisheries sciences; Statistics; Zoology; Animal movement; Polar ecology; Statistical Ecology
Aviles, Leticia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Community ecology (except invasive species ecology); Animal behaviour
Berbee, Mary Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plant biology; Evolution and Phylogenesis; Microorganisms; Taxonomy and Systematics; fungi; molecular phylogenetics; mycology; systematics
Brauner, Colin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Gas exchange, ion regulation and acid-base balance in fish, Evolution and comparative physiology
Burton, Cole Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Forestry sciences; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Ecological Trends; Animal; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; Landscape and Restoration; Environment Management and Protection; Biodiversity conservation; Ecological Monitoring; Landscape ecology; Mammal Ecology; Population and Community Ecology; Wildlife Management
Carrillo, Juli Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plant-insect interactions; Agroecology; Invasive species; evolution; Ecology; community ecology; Environmental Change; Plant evolution; Population Ecology
Chan, Kai Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Natural environment sciences; Human Ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Applied Ethics; Values and Lifestyles; Sustainable Development; conservation finance; Conservation science; cultural ecosystem services; Ecosystem services; environmental assessment; environmental values; incentive programs; payments for ecosystem services; resilience; social-ecological systems; sustainability science
Christensen, Villy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Fisheries management
Coops, Nicholas Charles Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Forestry sciences; Telemetry (Remote Sensing, Radar); Space Techniques; Forestry Technology and Equipment; Plants and Forests
Cronk, Quentin Charles Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Comparative genomics, molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology to study plant form
Davies, Jonathan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Phylogenetics & Biodiversity. Development and application of phylogenetic methods in ecology and conservation biology
Dempsey, Jessica Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) wrestle with the theoretical and historical-geographical complexities of environmental politics as it shapes and is shaped by the entanglement of state, economy, science, and culture
Doebeli, Michael Walter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Mathematical ecology and evolution, evolution of diversity, adaptive speciation, evolution of cooperation, game theory, experimental evolution in microorganisms
Donner, Simon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Atmospheric sciences; Fisheries sciences; Social and economic geography; Climate Changes and Impacts; Climate change science; Climate policy; Coastal Ecosystems; Marine Environment; Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Science communication
Fast, Naomi Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genomics, single-celled organisms
Gergel, Sarah Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Aboriginal forestry, biodiversity, climate change, communities and livelihoods, conservation, ecology, remote sensing, sustainability
Germain, Rachel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Ecology; evolution
Graham, Sean Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plant phylogenetics; Plant systematics; Plant evolution; Organelles; Phylogenomics; Land plants; Mycoheterotrophs
Haney, Cara Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) genetic and metabolic factors that regulate assembly of host-associated microbial communities (
Hardisty, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social sciences; consumer behaviour; sustainability; decisions about the future; product attribute framing; pricing
Harley, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Fisheries sciences; Zoology; climate change; community ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; marine algae; marine invertebrates
Henry, Gregory H Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social and economic geography; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; biogeography; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; Climate Changes and Impacts; Environment and Habitats; Plants; Genotype and Phenotype; Arctic environments; experimental climate change; plant traits; plant-animal interactions; tundra ecosystems; vegetation change
Hunt, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Marine ecology (including marine ichthyology); Biological oceanography; marine food webs; ecosystem oceanography; plankton dynamics; open ocean; Coastal Ecosystems; climate change impacts on the ocean; salmon ecology; food web nutrition; microplastics; stable isotopes; forage fish; zooplankton
Irwin, Darren Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Zoology; evolutionary genetics; genomic differentiation; hybridization; ornithology; seasonal migration; speciation
Jankowski, Jill Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Ecology
Keeling, Patrick John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular evolution and cell biology of eukaryotes
Kremen, Claire Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Natural environment sciences; Zoology; agroecological farming systems; Reconciliation of agricultural land use with biodiversity conservation; sustainable landscapes
Leander, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plant biology; Zoology; Comparative organismal biology; Evolutionary morphology; Evolutionary protistology; Marine biodiversity; Marine invertebrate zoology; Phylogenetic biology; Species discovery
Maddison, Wayne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Arachnology, Biodiversity, Spiders, Phylogenetic Theory and Programming
Mank, Judith Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) evolution; How selection acts on males and females within a species; How the genome responds to contradictory selection to encode sexually dimorphic traits; Sex chromosomes; Gene regulation; Sexual conflict
Mansfield, Shawn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) plant metabolism, cellulose biosynthesis, lignin biosynthesis, wood formation, wood quality, cell wall biochemistry, tree biotechnology, transgenics, Tree biotechnology
Marshall, Katie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Animal physiology, environmental stress; Environmental Change; Marine biodiversity; Population Ecology; invertebrates and temperature adaptation
Martone, Patrick Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plant biology; Protist; Plants; Physiology; Taxonomy and Systematics; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Evolution and Phylogenesis; Biomaterials; Solid Mechanics; Fluid mechanics; biomechanics; Ecology; evolution; Intertidal Zone; Macroalgae; Phycology
Matthews, Benjamin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genomics; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Zoology; Aedes aeygpti mosquitoes; Arboviral pathogens; Chikungunya; Comparative Physiology; Dengue fever; Genome of mosquitoes; Yellow fever; Zika
O'Connor, Mary Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) climate change, ocean, seafood, seagrass, eelgrass, invertebrate, ecology, environment,
Otto, Sarah Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) evolution, mathematical modeling, population genetics, genomic evolution, evolution of sex, yeast experimental evolution, Population genetics and evolutionary biology, yeast
Parfrey, Laura Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Microbial ecology, microbial diversity, microbiome, protists
Pauly, Daniel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) World fisheries; Marine life; Global catch; Management of fisheries; Fish growth and ecophysiology
Pennell, Matthew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) evolution; Bioinformatics; Computational Biology; Biodiversity Theory and Informatics; Evolutionary change across different time scales; Ecological and evolutionary processes operating in "deep time"; Ecological models for adaptive radiation; Long-term dynamics of evolutionary change; Phylogenetics; Macroevolution; evolutionary genetics
Pitcher, Tony Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Evaluation of the impacts of fishing on marine ecosystems with special emphasis on restoration ecology, development of a predictive understanding of how fish shoaling behavior impacts fisheries
Redfield, Rosemary Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Microbial evolution
Richards, Jeffrey Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Adaptive significance of the mechanisms coordinating cellular responses to stress
Richardson, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Natural sciences; Ecology; freshwater biology; food webs; streams; forest
Rieseberg, Loren Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Bioinformatics; Genomics; Plant biology; adaptation; crops; invasive plants; plant evolutionary biology; speciation; weeds
Ritland, Kermit Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) statistical genetics, Population genetics, genomics, plant mating systems
Sayer, Jeffrey Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Forestry sciences; biodiversity; Communities and Livelihoods; Forest policy; Forest conservation in Indonesia; Land-use Change; Reconciling conservation and development in tropical forest landscapes; sustainability; Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods; Tropical forest conservation

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