Spencer Virgin

Studying towards a PhD in Ecology
Location: Julius von Haast 238
Country of origin: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


Primary Supervisor: David Schiel

Research Interests

My general research interests are broad, but I am most passionate about marine invertebrates, especially intertidal molluscs. My doctoral research focuses on understanding the physiological responses of intertidal limpets to thermal stress, and trying to determine if we can use these data to predict local (i.e., site level) limpet distributions.

Working thesis title

Ecophisiology of limpets on New Zealand rocky shores.