Updates, activities, etc.
April 25 - New paper out this week in Nature!! Thanks to leadership by Malin Pinsky, we report direct comparisons of warming sensitivity of terrestrial and marine ectotherms. Link is View-only: https://rdcu.be/byuFB
April 2, 2019 - Hosting a CIEE working group this week at Gault Nature Reserve to synthesize intra-specific variation in thermal tolerance, with major leadership from Joey Bernhardt! Couldn't ask for a better group and location... more soon!
Feb 8, 2019 - Highly enjoyed taking part in this public debate / coffee chat with Prof Anna Hargreaves at McGill Biology Department Day. Can we make climate change predictions in ecology? Photo credit: Andrew Hendry
Feb 1, 2019 - Honoured and excited to be part of the @Big_Biology podcast that came out today! We chatted about using big databases to track changes in species distributions as the earth gets warmer. Listen here: http://ow.ly/CYVB50ktNTa
Jan 22, 2019 - Used candy in class today to figure out species distributions curves. #biodiversity and #ecosystems
Jan 8, 2019 - Excited to teach Biodiversity and Ecosystems at McGill! I'm standing on the shoulders of some amazing ecologists who have taught it before me (M. Loreau, B. McGill, J. Davies). I am in a reading frenzy!
Oct. 2, 2018 - Great to chat with McGill Faculty of Science about our eDNA research on the coast of BC. Article here: https://www.mcgill.ca/science/channels/news/using-dna-technology-track-marine-life-291021
July 20, 2018 - SO happy to have joined the Ocean Global Change GRC this year. Results: a great many people making exciting strides in understanding responses to global change within multi-species, variable, and complex marine environments.
July 1, 2018 - Thank you to the SEB for the invitation to join the Height, Depth, and Breadth, of Thermal Diversity. Satellite Meeting. Hello Florence! I came away with a solidified understanding of pros and cons of using thermal tolerance metrics to predict or compare temperature responses, and the importance of time!
June 15th - Thanks to the QCBS for sponsoring an excellent working group on evolution and acclimation in thermal tolerance limits. A wonderful and productive 3 days spent in Malbaie, Quebec!
April 3, 2018 - First day of work at McGill! The Sunday Lab begins.
March 23, 2018 - Thank you to the International Biogeography Society for hosting me at the Climate Change Biogeography meeting in Evora, Portugal! What an excellent meeting!
Feb 22, 2018 - So excited to participate in a DFO-organized Nearshore Productivity workshop to talk about research gaps in nearshore ecology of Canada!
Sept 5th, 2017 - Dr. Sunday quoted in Science Magazine today. Warming benthic in antarctica lead to big community changes. Ocean warming can upend marine ecosystems
Aug. 8th, 2017 - I'm very excited to announce that I'll be moving to McGill to start an Assistant Professor position in 2018! I'm currently recruiting students for Fall of 2018, see here for more information.
July 1, 2017 - Very happy to be working with Terrie Klinger at the University of Washington, to assess ecological impacts of climate change right here in the Pacific Northwest.
June 30, 2017 - How does competitive ability change with temperature? Results soon from team temperature! So proud of this amazing team!
June 23 - Inspired and excited after meeting so many great researchers and social scientists at the new Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (link) from governance and social science to bioinfomatics of global change.
April 27, 2017 - A new article in National Geographic covers our recent review on global impacts of species range shifts. Jump to article by Craig Welsh.
April 3, 2017 - The Guardian covers our most recent work - a review of climate change impacts on human well-being. Climate change: global reshuffle of wildlife will have huge impacts on humanity
Mar 31, 2017 - Our Species on the Move workshop paper published today in Science: Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being.
Mar 8, 2017 - Very honoured to win the Killam Post Doctoral Fellowship Research Prize at UBC! spotlight
Dec 19, 2016 - Thank you to sDIV for supporting our working group writing retreat in Madrid this week! Very excited to see our synthesis work in Macroecology, Macroevolution, and Macrophysiology put to work towards testing some hypotheses in ecology. More soon!
Nov 21, 2016 - Our paper on ocean acidification's effects on biogenic habitats came out in Nature Climate Change out today! Some news coverage here.
Nov 12, 2016 - 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, 2016 - Thank you to UC Santa Cruz EEB department for a fantastic and welcoming seminar-visit. Great stuff in that dept.
June 2, 2016 - 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, 2016 - Excited to be attending the PICES annual meeting, with the topic: imagining our ocean's future.
May 20, 2016 - 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, 2016 - Very excited to be back at work on species interactions and climate change. Loving Vancouver at this time of year!
Feb 15, 2016 - 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, 2016 - 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.