PI: Brian Bowen
Graduate program: Marine Biology
My research interests include reef fishes, mesophotic coral ecosystems, evolution, community ecology, and genetics. Originally from Prince Edward Island (the smallest province in Canada), I studied for my BSc with majors in Biology and Kinesiology at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX). After this, I worked in a few research-related positions in Bermuda, Cambodia, and for the Canadian federal government before beginning the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology (MEME). I spent most of my time in this pan-European program studying genetics and the evolution of marine animals in Montpellier (France), Kiel (Germany), and Groningen (the Netherlands). I really enjoy SCUBA diving and exploring the natural world. My other hobbies include sports, reading, gaming, and learning languages.