Meredith is a Master’s student in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. She is interested in the ecology and resilience of marine ecosystems and the deep connection between people and place. For her Master’s research in collaboration with the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance (CCIRA) and PICS, she is investigating the effects of rising ocean temperatures on the interactions between Membranipora (bryozoan), its kelp host and the dominant canopy grazers on the Central Coast of BC. By shedding light on the complex species interactions within kelp forest communities, we can begin to understand how climate change may impact the resilience of these co-evolved species. Additionally, she's assisting with community engagement and surveys to document how and why the distribution of kelp and bryozoan have changed through time.