Matthew Whalen

Postdoctoral Fellow


My research project revolves around cataloging and understanding biodiversity on the central coast of British Columbia. I run biodiversity surveys the Hakai Institute's Calvert Island Observatory that couples intensive collections and quantititative surveys of invertebrates and algae. In one year's time we have amassed a large dataset of ecological, taxonomic, and genetic data. Part of my project involves understanding patterns of biodiversity from these data, and I am also working with the Hakai Institute to develop new methods to quantify ecological dynamics in this understudied and relatively pristine system.



Research Classification

Marine Environment
Ecology and Quality of the Environment
Ecological Trends
Ecosystem (Aquatic and Terrestrial)

Research Interests

marine community ecology



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