The Martone Lab

Biomechanics, evolution, and ecophysiology of marine macroalgae

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Dr. Patrick T. Martone

Associate Professor, U. British Columbia (2013-present)

Assistant Professor, U. British Columbia (2008-2013)

Post-doctoral Scholar, Stanford University (2007-2008)

PhD, Stanford University (2001-2007)

BS, Duke University (1994-1998)

Email pmartone(at)mail.ubc.ca

 
 
 
 
Students  

Dr. Katy Hind, Post-doctoral Hakai Scholar

Research interests: Evolution, taxonomy, and biogeography of coralline algae; polyploidy and speciation

Email katy.hind(at)gmail.com

 
 
 
 
Students  

Jennifer Jorve, PhD student

Co-supervisor: Chris Harley

Research interests: Effects of climate change on marine flora and fauna; influence of habitat-forming species on associated communities

Email jorve(at)zoology.ubc.ca

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Rebecca Guenther, PhD Student

Research interests: Ecophysiology of calcified coralline algae in response to environmental stress and climate change

Email rebecca.guenther(at)botany.ubc.ca

 
 
 
 
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Kyra Janot, PhD Student

Research interests: Convergent evolution of joints in articulated coralline algae, linking biomechanical properties to chemical composition of cell walls

Email kyrajanot(at)hotmail.com

 
 
 
 
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Sam Starko, MSc student

Research interests: Hydrodynamic reconfiguration of seaweeds in high flow; morphological trade-off between photosynthetic area and drag; morphological selective pressures on shape

Email samuel.starko(at)gmail.com

 
 
 
 

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Laura Anderson, MSc Student

Research interests: Epiphytism, settlement cues, ecological costs and benefits of host-epiphyte relationships, especially with regards to predation and biomechanics

Email anderson.lauramarie(at)gmail.com

 
 
 
 
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Barry Claman, Undergraduate researcher

Majors: Engineering Physics

Research interests: Developing software and force transducers to measure drag on macroalgae in the re-circulating water flume; morphological trade-off between photosynthetic area and drag; morphological selective pressures on shape

 
 
 
 
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Teaghan Mayers, Undergraduate researcher

Co-supervisor: Sandra Lindstrom

Majors: Marine Biology, Honors

Research interests: Morphological and physiological plasticity of Mastocarpus species; using molecular tools to differentiate cryptic species

 
 
 
 
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Bess Kennedy, Undergraduate researcher

Major: Marine Biology

Research interests: Algal symbiosis / lichenization, effects of fungal association on the physiology and survival of the supralittoral marine alga Prasiola

 
 
 
 
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Cathryn Clarke Murray, PhD Student

Primary supervisors: E. Pakhomov, T. Therriault

Research interests: Hull-fouling communities, transport of native and non-native species, biomechanical adaptations of hull-fouling invasive species

Email cclarke(at)eos.ubc.ca

 
 
 
 
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Kathryn Fisher, Undergraduate researcher

Majors: Botany and Geology

Research interests: Growth and calcification of coralline algae, effects of environmental conditions on cell wall mineralogy and algal growth, ecological consequences of calcification and role of biogenic carbonates in geologic carbon cycle

 
 
 
 
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Eli Berenbeim and Monika Dean,

Undergraduate researchers

Co-Supervisor: Chris Harley

Research interests: Effects of ocean acidification on growth rate, photosynthetic efficiency, and community structure of phytoplankton communities, especially diatoms

 
 
 
 
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Fiona Hodge, Research Technician

Preservation of seaweeds for classroom demonstrations, museum collections, and herbarium vouchers; certified algal enthusiast; incredible lab and field assistant

 
 
 
 
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Daniel Crawford, Undergraduate researcher

Majors: Engineering physics

Research interests: Biomechanical properties of filamentous algae, effect of cell wall composition on algal material properties

 
 
 
 
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Kevin Murphy, Research Technician

Majors: Visual Arts and Construction

Preservation of seaweeds for classroom demonstrations, infiltrating kelps with glycerine and embedding corallines in resin

 
 
 
 
Students  

Interested in joining the Martone Lab?

We are always on the lookout for bright, creative students who are inspired by seaweeds and want to understand how life "works." Applications from students with NSERC fellowships are especially welcome. To discuss possibilities of joining the lab, send Patrick an email.

 
 
 
 

Department of Botany, University of British Columbia

3529-6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 CANADA

Rm 3224, Biological Sciences Building

604-822-9338 (PTM office), 604-822-9413 (lab)