Associate Professor of Biology
Biology (1999) University of Victoria, B.C.
B.A. in English
(1991) University of Calgary, Alberta.
B.Sc. in Zoology (1990) University of Calgary (with credits from
University of Groningen, Netherlands).
Office: Sunoka PE O13
492-4305 Local 3234, toll-free 1-866-510-8899
I came to OC (previously OUC) in 1996
and have been teaching at both the Penticton
and the Kelowna
centres ever since.
I studied at the University
for my B.Sc. (Zoology) and B.A. (English), and later moved onto UVic to complete my M.Sc.
For my Master’s research, I analyzed
the behaviours and vocalizations of the old-growth forest nesting
seabird, the Marbled Murrelet.
I have spent summers climbing around
in the rockies after
sparrows, traipsing through the Yukon
after hares, working around Queen
logging camps, and surveying from boats in Baja Mexico
and around the Channel Islands
At this point, I plan to continue to
work on seabirds (primarily in the family alcidae: puffins and their relatives) focusing
on animal behaviour (ethology) especially,
Figure 1. Marbled Murrelet (Juvenile). (G.Van Vliet)
Figure 2. Marbled Murrelet (Adult, Winter Plumage) USA gov. photo.
Figure 3 Marbled Murrelet (Adult, Alternate Plumage at
nest, Sierra club photo )
Figure 4 Xantus'
Figure 5. White-crowned Sparrow Greg Asley Image)
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