Seaweeds of the West Coast

This three-day field course (Friday evening - Sunday afternoon), based at the Tofino Botanical Gardens, will introduce participants to the world of West Coast Seaweeds.

Date

June 09 - 11, 2017

Organization

Raincoast Education Society

Instructor

Dr. Katy Hind

Contact

PO Box 815
Tofino, BC
T:
250-725-2560

Outline:

Topics to be covered in this year’s course include an introduction to seaweeds (What are they? What is their role in coastal ecology?), biodiversity of west coast seaweeds, essentials of collecting and identifying seaweeds, seaweed foraging, the relationship between seaweeds and people, pressing and preserving seaweeds, and more!

Dr. Katy Hind is a seaweed biologist and Hakai Scholar. She is currently working as the Senior Laboratory Coordinator at UVic. In her research, she has described new species of seaweed using an integrative approach that combines molecular techniques, historical DNA, morphology, biogeography, and ecology. To find out more about Katy’s research visit www.katyhind.com.

Prequisites:

None

Course fee:

$240 per person and includes lunch on Saturday & Sunday