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I’m a palaeoecologist and ecologist studying marine invertebrates, predation, and conservation palaeobiology.  I specialize in organism interactions, such as predator and prey dynamics, and encrusting organisms and their hosts.  My research involves both modern and fossil ecosystems, with the goal of making connections between the past and present to shed light on current ecosystem crises.

My current research interests include understanding the effects of ocean acidification on mollusc shells, and using crab predation traces on mollusc shells to understand how climate change and human activity affect predator-prey relationships through time. You can watch me talk about my Ph.D. research here, with a recent talk I gave at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology!

Kristina Barclay Vanier CGS
Photo credit: Adam Deunk

Current position: Lecturer, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Check out my ResearchGate and Google Scholar profiles.

Follow me on Twitter @barnaclebarclay.