Algae Diversity and Biogeography

Paul Hamilton is an expert in aquatic microalgae at the Canadian Museum of Nature. During the Canada C3 voyage, his team will take samples of freshwater and seawater to build a pan-Canadian record of these microscopic organisms that are at the base of food webs in aquatic ecosystems. This collection of samples will be kept as part of the national collection. The valuable specimens may be available to other researchers from the voyage or other scientists that may have research questions.