Beaches of the Pacific Northwest
Our main study sites for the plainfin midshipman research are on Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. We have been working longest in the area of Ladysmith Inlet. We have also had the good fortune of working alongside Dr. Andy Bass’s team from Cornell at Bodega Bay, California and Dr. Joe Sisneros’s team from the University of Washington at Seal Rock, Washington. We plan to extend our sampling into Oregon next year.
Here are a few representative ABEL papers on this topic:
Cogliati, KM, Neff, BD, and Balshine, S, 2013. "High degree of paternity loss in a species with alternative reproductive tactics". Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(3), 399-408
Sopinka, NM, Fitzpatrick, JL, Taves, JE, Ikonomou, MG, Marsh-Rollo, SE, and Balshine, S, 2012. "Does proximity to aquatic pollution affect reproductive traits in a wild-caught intertidal fish?". Journal of Fish Biology, 80(6), 2374-2383
Fitzpatrick, JL, Craig, PM, Bucking, C, Balshine, S, Wood, CM, and McClelland, GB, 2009. "Sperm performance under hypoxic conditions in the intertidal fish Porichthys notatus". Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne De Zoologie, 87(5), 464-469
Suk, HY, Neff, BD, Fitzpatrick, JL, and Balshine, S, 2009. "Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in plainfin midshipman fish". Hereditas, 146(5), 204-207