The J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship selection committee has
awarded Jean Marcus, a PhD student in Biology, with the Fellowship for 2001-2002.
Ms. Marcus received a BA in German from Queen's University, and a
BSc in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University. She is currently enrolled in the
PhD program in Biology at the University of Victoria.
Ms. Marcus research focuses on the community ecology of deep-sea
hydrothermal vents. Through her work, Ms. Marcus is improving statistical techniques
for survey data analyses, discovering new species, and enabling more accurate predictions
of future volcanic eruptions and their effect on established vent communities.