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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.

Alan Austin fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR006
  • Fonds
  • 1953 - 1997

Fonds consists of records related to Alan Austin’s activities as an educator and phycologist, including materials generated through major research projects and student projects, arranged into four series: 1. Seaweed Inventory Project; 2. Victoria Phenology Project; 3. Teaching and student material; and 4. Aquatic ecology projects. The Seaweed Inventory Project (SIP), in particular, is a valuable, detailed record and baseline survey of a substantial part of the coastline of BC, and the vegetation and biota (thus measurable on a global scale) supported at the time of the surveys done in 1972 and 1974. These data stand as a permanent record against which any coastal changes can be compared and measured. The sedentary, attached nature of coastal biota makes it particularly responsive to, and thus a sensitive indicator of changes in their environment. Forces of change include oil spills, toxic spills, runoff from land developments, marina construction, and natural catastrophic events. Series 1 has been arranged into four sub-series: SIP reports; SIP films and photographs; SIP correspondence and field notes; and SIP reference literature.

Austin, Alan