Applications of Species Distribution Modelling to Marine Protected Areas - BIOL 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Frederic Guichard

Supervisor's Email: fred.guichard [at]

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Supervisor's department: Biology

Course number: BIOL 396 (Biology)

Term: Fall 2014-2015

Project start date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Project end date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Project title: Applications of Species Distribution Modelling to Marine Protected Areas

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The project will use one or more species distribution models to approximate distribution of benthic invertebrates off the coast of British Columbia. Based on those predictions it will then examine and attempt to optimize the size and spatial layout of possible marine protected area networks for those species in the region.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final Paper - 60% Performance - 40%

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.

How students can apply / Next steps: After all parts of this application form are completed, and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring this application form and your unofficial transcript to Susan Gabe (Stewart Biology W3/25B) or Nancy Nelson (W3/25) during office hours.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.