Wendy J. Palen


Associate Professor, Aquatic Conservation  (Download CV)

Department of Biological Sciences

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S66, Canada

PhD 2005: University of Washington, Zoology and School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA

BA 1999: University of Virginia, Biology and Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville, VA

Contact: (778) 782-4063 wpalen AT

Current Lab Members:

DSC_0014Amanda Kissel (PhD)

robinRobin Munshaw (Research Technician)

shapeimage_18Rylee Murray (PhD candidate)

profile pic PG_THUMBNAILPascale Gibeau (PhD candidate)







Dan Greenberg (PhD)


Gavia Lertzman-Lepofsky (Undergraduate Research Assistant)


ASTR 2015





Chloe Reid (Research Assistant) – Utilization of stream edge habitat by Coastal tailed frog tadpoles.



Griffin Dare (Undergrad Research Assistant) – Diversion dams as a barrier to downstream migration of Coastal tailed frog tadpoles & Utilization of stream edge habitat by Coastal tailed frog tadpoles.







Kara Hall (Undergrad Research Assistant – Directed studies and Work Study) – Rate and magnitude of change of thermal plasticity in Coastal tailed frog tadpoles.


Lab Alumni:

Fiona Beales (Volunteer Undergrad Research Assistant)

Danielle Courcelles (MSc) (UGrad Honours and Research Assistant)

Andrew Boxwell (Undergrad Research Assistant)

Michael Arbeider (Undergrad Research Assistant)

Janie Dubman (MSc)

Viorel Popescu (PostDoc)

Maureen Ryan (PostDoc)

Ted Fuller (PostDoc)

Conan Phalen (PostDoc)

Zach Monteith (UGrad Honours)

Sacha O’Regan (MSc)

Jodie McCormick (Research Assistant)

Aly Serena (UGrad Honours)

Will Atlas (MSc)

Hannah Gehrels (Research Assistant)

Isabell Eischeid (UGrad Honours)

Greg Lee (UGrad Honours)

Kathrine Stewart (UGrad Honours)

Beth Nyboer (Lab Manager and Research Assistant)

Brett Favaro (UGrad Honours)

Jessica Ingram (UGrad Honours)

Jennifer Jones (Research Assistant)

Adam Goodwin (Research Assistant)

Ranjan Muthukrishnan (Research Assistant)

Jackie Carter (UGrad Honours)

James Stegen (Research Assistant

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