Jessica Schultz

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Graduate Student, PhD
CBG 017
Hebert Lab

I am a PhD candidate in the Hebert lab where I am investigating how DNA barcoding can be applied to better understand and conserve marine biodiversity. The goal of my thesis is to address some of the challenges associated with collecting, processing and interpreting barcode data for marine taxa, many of which remain poorly documented. I am interested in how we can leverage the data-rich potential of molecular-based monitoring to inform meaningful conservation management.



MSc. Marine Ecology (2016). Thesis: “Echinoderm mass mortality events: Global trends and local consequences” Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

BSc. (Hon) Marine Biology (2013). Thesis: “The response of kelp-decomposing bacteria to ocean acidification.” Department of Biology, University of British Columbia