email: dcourcelles at alumni.ubc.ca
During my undergraduate career at Simon Fraser University, I was immersed in freshwater ecology. I was given the opportunity to work on many collaborative projects ranging from population estimates of amphibians to predator removal experiments. Through these projects, I developed an interest in the conservation of the beautiful landscapes where I often found myself.
After having completed my Bachelors of Science (in the Environmental Science program), I was hired by the BC Conservation Foundation to investigate the potential impacts of run-of-river hydropower on tailed frog tadpoles. This position led to my current endeavor to complete my M. Sc. at the University of British Columbia continuing this investigation.
Courcelles, D., L. Button, and E. Elle. Bee visit rates vary with floral morphology among highbush blueberry cultivars (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). J. App. Entomol. J. App. Entomol. 137 (9): 693-701. PDF
Munshaw, R., W. Palen, D. Courcelles, and J. Finlay (2013). Predator-driven nutrient recycling in California stream ecosystems. PLOS ONE 8 (3): e58542. PDF
Courcelles, D. (2011). Re-evaluation of the length-weight relationship of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis). Int. Pac. Halibut Comm. Report of Assessment and Research Activities 2011: 459 – 470. PDF
Atlas, W., W. Palen, D. Courcelles, R. Munshaw, and Z. Monteith (2013). Dependence of stream predators on terrestrial prey fluxes: food web responses to subsidized predation. Ecosphere 4 (6): 69. PDF
Munshaw, R., W. Atlas, W. Palen, D. Courcelles, and Z.M. Monteith (2014). Correlates and consequences of injury in a large predatory stream-dwelling salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus). Amphibia-Reptilia 35 (1): 107-116