Aquatic biodiversity science

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Dr. Anya Dunham, Research Scientist

I see biodiversity as the variety of lifeforms on Earth. The genes, species, communities and ecosystems that make up our planet.

Darcy McNicholl, Aquatic Science Biologist

It's so much greater than species richness itself, it's richness within a species and its connections to the environment.

Dr. Ross Tallman, Research Scientist

Why are there so many kinds?

Dr. Cathryn Abbott, Research Scientist

It's life celebrating itself in dynamic and complex ways.

Vonda Wareham, Aquatic Research Biologist

It's the spice of life, it's interconnected.

Dr. Ryan Stanley, Research Scientist

The structured complexity of all the little pieces around us that make the world that we live and experience every day.

Dr. Andrea Niemi, Research Scientist

My job is tough, we're asked to answer some very difficult questions.

Dr. Lisa Loseto, Research Scientist

I study beluga whale health and I look at the way they use their habitat as a way of understanding ocean health.

Dr. Melisa Wong, Research Scientist

My focus is taxonomic and function diversity of faunal communities in eelgrass beds.

Dr. Kevin Hedges, Research Scientist

I conduct marine fish and invertebrate surveys in the arctic in areas that have never been surveyed before.

Dr. Geneviève Faille, Aquatic Research Biologist

I study the seabed biodiversity in the Estuary and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Darcy McNicholl, Aquatic Science Biologist

I'm developing a coastal monitoring program working with indigenous groups in the Canadian North.

Dr. Nick Jeffery, Aquatic Research Biologist

I'm working to help establish a network of marine protected areas in Atlantic Canada.

Dr. Javier Murillo-Perez, Research Scientist

I study the impact of fishing activities on benthic ecosystems.

Nellie Gagné, Research Scientist

I study insect populations in rivers.

Dr. Anya Dunham, Research Scientist

I study glass sponge reefs on Canada's Pacific coast.

Dr. Ross Tallman, Research Scientist

I study the dynamics and the evolutionary biology of Arctic fishes.

Dr. Cathryn Abbott, Research Scientist

I look at microscopic organisms that live in the seafloor near salmon farms.

Vonda Wareham, Aquatic Research Biologist

I study deep sea coral and sponge communities in the northwest Atlantic.

Dr. Andrea Niemi, Research Scientist

I study the small things in the Arctic Ocean.

Dr. Karen Dunmall, Aquatic Research Biologist

I feel like I'm helping to tell a story, it's a story about change.

Nellie Gagné, Research Scientist

There's always something to discover, unexpected species will show-up.

Dr. Andrea Niemi, Research Scientist

Change in marine species ultimately affects us all.

Dr. Cathryn Abbott, Research Scientist

Because it underpins the structure and function of our natural ecosystems.

Vonda Wareham, Aquatic Research Biologist

It's keeping the balance and it's keeping species in check.

Dr. Melisa Wong, Research Scientist

So we can predict how ecosystems will respond to change by understanding the implications of species loss.

Darcy McNicholl, Aquatic Science Biologist

It's important to study biodiversity.

Dr. Ross Tallman, Research Scientist

So we don't lose biodiversity.