Trapper (Travis) Dickson - Paleoecology

University of British columbia - okanagan

 

Contact

Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of British Columbia

Okanagan Campus

3333 University Way

Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1V7

Travis_t79@hotmail.com


Research Interests


My research is aimed at reconstructing ecological and environmental change by interpreting fossil records. I use in-vitro experiments and ecological modelling techniques (multivariate analysis) to identify correlations between present-day aquatic midge species assemblages and their natural ecological/environmental habitats. These investigations provide species-specific ecological data which can be used for inferring environmental change based on the fossil remains of midges found in lake sediments.


Research Significance


Modern ecosystems are a product of the trials and tribulations of ancient ecosystems: understanding past variability of earths systems gives us a benchmark for evaluating today’s environmental change and provides a framework for management practices.


Education


    2013               Doctor of Philosophy

                           Earth and  Environmental Sciences

                           University of British Columbia Okanagan


    2005               Master of Science

                           Earth and Environmental Sciences

                           University of Idaho


    2003               Bachelor of Science

                           Earth and Environmental Sciences

                           University of Idaho (2002 - 2003)

                           Western Washington University (2000-2002)

                           University of Southern Colorado (1998-2000)