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Luke Andersson

Lab Manager

Broadly, I am interested in coastal ecology and the interconnectedness of marine, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems through cross-boundary nutrient subsidies. I received my Master of Science degree from Simon Fraser University in 2016. My research involved studying predator-prey interactions between salmon and bears in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada. More specifically, I examined how habitat characteristics of the spawning grounds could provide refuge for salmon and, therefore, influence the types of fish captured by bears, as well as the amount flesh consumed on each captured salmon. These interactions have consequences on the physical population traits of salmon as well as terrestrial nutrient subsidies among streams. My research demonstrated the importance of habitat heterogeneity and large predators in an ecosystem-wide conservation approach that aims to maintain diversity. More recently, I have become passionate about marine invertebrate behaviour, ecology and their complex interactions. In the Moore lab, I am responsible for lab administration and management, as well as assisting Jon and his students with various projects. If you have any questions or are interested in joining our group, feel free to contact me (adminjwm@sfu.ca).

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