When you work at remote field stations, safety and a solid knowledge of first aid is paramount. As the main field season begins ramping up in March, the nearshore science team are on Quadra Island to ensure they’re all prepared should the unexpected happen. That means practice.
The Hakai Institute and the Smithsonian Institution’s MarineGEO program are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow based at the UBC in Vancouver. The postdoctoral fellow will lead a detailed biological inventory of this region with particular focus on coastal benthic habitats.
People living along the coast from Alaska to Washington built rock walls near the shoreline to create beach terraces known as clam gardens. Determining when clam gardens were built can be challenging. Luckily, there’s other ways to date rocks and sediment. And it’s a very bright idea.
Just like any good comic book character, landscapes have an origin story. Since no speech bubbles pop out from the soil, learning a landscape’s history requires alternative methods. Now, thanks to scientists, even a grain of sand can enlighten you.