Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe B.Sc. (McMaster University), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Yale University). Canada Reseach Chair in Deep Ocean Research. Professor jointly appointed to the Biology Department and the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.


Research: Marine populations and communities in the deep sea.
My general interest lies in the extrinsic controls on the development of marine communities and specific characteristics that enable survivorship of population in extreme habitats. I collaborate widely across many disciplines from geophysics to molecular biology. We collect data through deep ocean expeditions using remotely operated vehicles and through other types of advanced technologies:

Teaching: Marine Ecology. Each year I offer a course in ecological principles using marine benthic systems as examples. With ocean ecosystems under increasing threats from human activities, we also address ocean issues and ecological approaches.


Verena Tunnicliffe, Professor,
School of Earth & Ocean Sciences
and Department of Biology
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3020
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3N5
PH: (250)721-7135 FAX: (250)721-7120