Louis Gosselin Researcher Profile

Louis A. Gosselin

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: University College of the Cariboo
Further Education: Laval University (B.Sc., M.Sc.), University of Alberta (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: coast of British Columbia

Brief synopsis of current research:
My research focuses on the ecology of early juvenile marine invertebrates such as snails, barnacles, bryozoans, ascidians and polychaetes. The main focus of my current work is to identify factors causing mortality during the early juvenile phase and rank these in terms of their importance as selective pressures. Since mortality during the early juvenile phase is very high in most benthic invertebrates, my research also aims to establish the extent to which population distribution and abundance is determined by events affecting early juveniles.

Mailing address:
Department of Biological Sciences, University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5N3, Canada


Recent Publications:

Gosselin LA, Qian PY (2000) Can bacterivory sustain survival and growth in early juveniles of the bryozoan Bugula neritina, the polychaete Hydroides elegans, and the barnacle Balanus amphitrite? Marine Ecology Progress Series 192:163-172.

Gosselin LA (1997) An ecological transition during juvenile life in a marine snail. Marine Ecology Progress Series 157:185-194.

Gosselin LA, Qian PY (1997) Juvenile mortality in benthic marine invertebrates. Marine Ecology Progress Series 146: 265-282.

Gosselin LA, Qian PY (1996) Early post-settlement mortality of an intertidal barnacle: a critical period for survival. Marine Ecology Progress Series 135: 69-75.

Gosselin LA, Chia FS (1995) Distribution and dispersal of early juvenile snails: effectiveness of intertidal microhabitats as refuges and food sources. Marine Ecology Progress Series 128: 213-223