Tomas Tomascik

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Adjunct Professor

B.Sc. (1978) University of Toronto;
Ph.D. (1986) McGill University;
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bellairs Research Institute, Barbados (1987);
Environmental Study Centre Advisor, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia (1987-1989);
Senior Advisor, Environmental Management Development in Indonesia (EMDI) Project, Jakarta Indonesia (1989-1996);
Research Associate, SRES, Dalhousie University (1994-1996);
Visiting Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Klong Luang, Thailand (1996-1997);
Coral Reef Specialist, The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Bangladesh (1997);
Marine and Coastal Management Specialist. IUCN Country Office Karachi, Pakistan (1997).
National Science Advisor, Marine Conservation, Parks Canada Agency, Vancouver (1999-2014). 

Contact Information

604-647-0180

Teaching

Biology 405 - Marine Ecology

Selected Publications

Books:

Tomascik, T., Mah, A.J., Nontji, A. and Moosa, M.K. (1997). The Ecology of Indonesian Seas, Part I. The Ecology of Indonesia Series, Volume VII. Periplus Editions, Singapore. 642 pp., 369 figures, 50 tables, 35 colour pictures.

Tomascik, T., Mah, A.J., Nontji, A. and Moosa, M.K. (1997). The Ecology of Indonesian Seas, Part II. The Ecology of Indonesia Series, Volume VIII. Periplus Editions, Singapore. 746 pp., 363 figures, 96 tables, 29 colour pictures.

Journal articles: 
Tomascik, T. and Holmes, H. (2003). Distribution and abundance of Haliotis kamtschatkana in relation to habitat, competitors and predators in the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada. Journal of Shellfish Research 22(3): 831-838. pdf

Tomascik, T. and Robinson, C.L.K. (2000). Fish assemblages of the Southern Gulf Islands, BC: An analysis of recreational SCUBA diving log data. Research Links, Volume 8(3): 11-13, 20-21. pdf

Heikoop, J.M., Dunn, J.J., Risk, M.J., Tomascik, T., Schwarcz, H.P. and Sandeman, I.M. (2000). d15N and d13C of coral tissue show significant inter-reef variation. Coral Reefs 19(2): 189-193. pdf

Van Woesik, R., Tomascik, T. and Blake, S. (1999). Coral assemblages and physico-chemical characteristics of the Whitsunday Islands: evidence of recent community changes. Marine and Freshwater Research 50: 427-440. pdf

Tomascik, T., van Woesik, R. and Mah, A.J. (1996). Rapid coral colonization of a recent lava flow following a volcanic eruption, Banda Islands, Indonesia. Coral Reefs 15(3): 169-175. pdf

Tomascik, T. and Mah, A.J. (1994). The ecology of 'Halimeda Lagoon': an anchialine lagoon of a raised atoll, Kakaban Island, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Tropical Biodiversity 2(3): 385-399. pdf

Logan, A., Yang, L. and Tomascik, T. (1994). Linear skeletal extension rates in two species of the scleractinian coral Diploria from the high latitude reefs of Bermuda. Coral Reefs 13(4): 225-230. pdf

Tomascik, T. (1991). Settlement patterns of Caribbean scleractinian corals on artificial substrata along an eutrophication gradient, Barbados, West Indies. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 77(2/3): 261-269. pdf

Tomascik, T. (1990). Growth rates of two morphotypes of Montastrea annularis along an eutrophication gradient, Barbados, WI. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 21(8): 376-381. pdf

Tomascik, T. and Sander, F. (1987). Effects of eutrophication on reef building corals. Part III. Reproduction of the reef building coral Porites (Pallas). Marine Biology 94 (1): 77-94. pdf

Tomascik, T. and Sander, F. (1987). Effects of eutrophication on reef building corals. Part II. Structure of scleractinian coral communities on inshore fringing reefs, Barbados, WI. Marine Biology 94 (1): 53-75. pdf

Tomascik, T. and Sander, F. (1985). Effects of eutrophication on reef building corals. Part I. Growth rates of reef building coral Montastrea annularis. Marine Biology 87 (2), 143-156. pdf