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Seaweed Inventory Project

Series consists of materials generated by the Seaweed Inventory Project, a major research project conducted by Dr. Austin and Robert Adams, research assistant and colleague. In 1972 and 1974, the project launched a survey of the seaweed along BC coastal waters. The series is complete record of the research project and includes original data, vegetation maps, reports, films and photographs, correspondence, field notes, reference literature, and other materials reflective of the activities of the researchers and project outcomes. Series consists of four sub-series:

  1. SIP reports, 1970-1997
  2. SIP films and photographs, [1972-1977]
  3. SIP correspondence and field notes, [1970-1977]
  4. SIP reference literature

Victoria Phenology Project

Series consists of materials generated by the Victoria Phenology Project, a major research project conducted by Dr. Austin and colleagues from 1964-1986. The project studied intertidal marine algae (seaweed) and climactic conditions in Victoria and environs, including Ashlee Bay, McNeill Bay, Foul Bay (Gonzales Bay), Ogden Point, Ten Mile Point, Metchosin, Gordon Head, Private Bay, Harling Bay, Maynard Cove, and Cadboro Point.

Teaching Material and Student Projects

Series consists of materials related to Dr. Austin’s activities as a faculty member in the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria, including records pertaining to tenure and promotion, student projects, and teaching material.

Aquatic Ecology Projects

Series consists of data collected during field trips, and related essays and field reports relating to the study of aquatic ecology in the Capital Regional District. Dr. Austin conducted numerous aquatic ecology projects for his students, during which they collected field data and submitted reports and essays. Material is bound in the following volumes: Ashlee Bay; BC creeks and lakes; Bilston and Metchosin Creeks; Blenkinsop Lake; Colquitz; Colwood; Elk and Beaver Lakes; Langford Lake; Millstream; Ogden Point; Phelps Sewage Treatments Facility; Hartland Landfill; Scott’s Poultry; Swan Lake; Victoria area lakes and creeks; Victoria area marine ecology and miscellaneous. Series also contains reports produced under the direction of Dr. Austin for Butchart Gardens, Colwood, Tod Creek, Whistler and Metchosin.