Updates, activities, etc.
Nov 12 - great to catch up with so many bright faces at the Western Society of Naturalist's Centennial meeting in Monterrey. Was very inspired by plenary talks in the Presidential Symposium - so many great examples of natural history transformed into general ecological understanding.
Nov 10 - What a great PICES meeting in San Diego! So great to meet with colleagues from around the world and to see the impressive mechanistic approaches to understanding climate change in the North Pacific. Great to see work on the Blob.
Nov 8 - Thank you to UC Santa Cruz EEB department for a fantastic and welcoming seminar-visit. Great stuff in that dept.
June 2 - Just returned from a fantastic CIEE working group meeting, bringing academic and government scientists together over climate change and protected areas in Canada. Thanks to the organizers! Looking forward to making some contributions that are in sync with how gov science works.
May 26 - Excited to be attending the PICES annual meeting, with the topic: imagining our ocean's future.
May 20 - Happy to announce that this year's UBC/SFU/UVIC Ecology & Evolution Retreat will have childcare and outdoor programming for kids of participants. Hoping to design exactly the type of support that would help me to attend such events.
March 20 - Very excited to be back at work on species interactions and climate change. Loving Vancouver at this time of year!
Feb 15 - Met so many great people at Species on the Move meeting. And, indeed many policy and management-oriented folks integrating science with policy. E.g. learned about first US Fisheries Climate Vulnerability Assessment. Also, heard more about cultural effects of range shifts to indigenous people. Very inspired about the relevance of this field.
Jan 10 - Getting very excited about the Species on the Move conference next month. Hoping to build links between range-shift scientists and managers so we can focus our efforts.
Sept 10 - Big thanks to the fantastic team of undergrads for their incredible commitment to our experiments this summer. Thanks to them, we have loads of data to process towards understanding how species interactions will respond to climate warming.
July 30 - Very honoured to be invited as a lightning plenary at Species on the Move conference in February. Abstracts due Aug. 28th.
July 27 - Excited to see the article about our recent range shift paper in Pacific Standard.
July 20 - New paper out today in Ecology Letters! Link here
News story here.
June 12 - Paper on species traits related to marine range shifts just accepted in Ecology Letters! Ecstatic.
June 1 - Thanks to the participants in our working group at the Biodiversity Centre at UBC on testing Darwin's hypothesis for biotic exclusion at lower latitudinal range limits! Fun to get together!
April 21 - Getting ready to host a Vancouver-based working group about the role of biotic drivers in limiting species distributions - should be fun!
Mar 13 - Very excited to meet with Haida Fisheries and members of the Haida Gwaii communities about the responses to climate change that they have been seeing.
Oct. 30 - Wow! Back from a fantastic working group meeting at sDIV in Leipzig, Germany. Science all day and all night - inspired by 14 new colleagues!
Sept 10 - Experiments, experiments, experiments! Very excited about new volunteers and directed studies students - welcome! Now to dig into to metabolic theory, pH, and food-web interactions. Exciting!
Aug 11 - Off to the International Marine Conservation Congress in Glasgow! Let's see if we can match science to conservation needs! First question: what do managers need to know about climate-induced range shifts?
July 1 - Thanks to the organizers of the Gordon Research Conference, Unifying Ecology Across Scales. I learned loads and had a great time!
June 6 - Thanks very much to the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution for a great meeting in Montreal, and for the recognition in the form of an Early Career Research Award! Seems there are lots of people working on range limits in Canada!
April 28 - Very excited to join the Tansley Working Group, Planet Earth-Planet Ocean, at Silwood Park, Royal College of London, next week.
April 25 - Excited to see our new paper out on the 3 stages of climate-driven range shifts in marine species, in Global Environmental Change. First output of a memorable workshop in Tasmania 2 years ago!
Mar 14 - Shade habitats will be a premium in a warming world, and is already critical for lizards in the tropics. My 3-year collaboration with Rob Colwell, Ray Huey, Mike Kearney, John Longino, Amanda Bates, and Nick Dulvy came out this week in PNAS: press release and coverage here.
Feb 2 - How will organisms evolve in response to ocean acidification? Our review paper was published this week in TREE, synthesizing analytical approaches to guide for future work: press release and coverage here.
Jan 2 - I am excited to head to the SICB this week to judge the second annual Ray Huey Award Competition. It will be my second meeting as a mom - many thanks to the society for providing childcare!
Oct 1 - I am very happy to join the Biodiversity Centre at UBC! I will be working with Chris Harley, Mary O'Connor, Amy Angert, and others. What a group!