Relaxation: If you are on the campus of UVic and you need a nice walk to boost your spirits, here is pdf made by Max of four walks that are lovely rain or shine. Max's Maps
My research: Study of the evolution of plant reproduction by seed begins with pollen-ovule interactions. In gymnosperms, e.g. conifers and cycads, pollen delivered by wind or by animal is captured by a pollination drop. By looking at the chemical profiles of these drops researchers in my lab have discovered a number of adaptations, such as defense systems and reward systems.
My courses: I currently teach undergraduate courses in Evolution and Biodiversity (BIOL184), Tree Biology (BIOL325), Development and Genetics of Model Plants (BIOL326), and Plants & People (BIOL334). For more details check out the UVic Biology course listings.