2020 Student Fellowship Recipient

Student Research Fellowship

Kevin Bruce

Kevin Bruce

MSc student, UVic Department of Biology; The Baum Lab

Project title: The fluid backbone of coral reefs: changes in reef structure through a climate-change induced mass coral mortality event

In 2015-2016, a climate change-amplified El Niño triggered the third global coral bleaching event. My M.Sc. research seeks to examine the ongoing effects of both this mass mortality event and local residents' activities (e.g., fishing, pollution) on reef structure changes around Kiritimati (Christmas Island) using novel Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques.