Kim Juniper

Chief Scientist, Executive
Ocean Networks Canada
2474 Arbutus Rd
Victoria, BC
Canada, V8N 1V8

Department of Biology
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Phone: 250-721-7209 (ONC); 250-472-5379 (UVic)


Research area(s):

  • Deep-water ecosystems

Area of Expertise:

Dr. Juniper has been a Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria, and holder of the BC Leadership Chair in Ocean Ecosystems and Global Change since 2006. He came to UVic from the Université du Québec à Montréal where he was Professor of Biology and Director of the GEOTOP Research Centre. He received his BSc from the University of Alberta (1976) and a PhD from Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand (1982).

The primary focus of his research has been the biogeochemistry and ecology of submarine hydrothermal systems. His interdisciplinary publications on deep-sea vents encompass the fields of microbial ecology, biomineralization and benthic ecology. Other research areas have included the microbial ecology of deep-sea sediments, and the seasonal dynamics of arctic sea-ice microbial communities.

Dr. Juniper previously served the NEPTUNE Canada project as Co-Chief Scientist in 2004-2006, and was President of the Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility from 2001 to 2011.

Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):

Is the trophosome of Ridgeia piscesae monoclonal? 2018. Perez, Maeva; Juniper, S. Kim SYMBIOSIS   4: 55-65

Expert, Crowd, Students or Algorithm: who holds the key to deep-sea imagery ‘big data’ processing? 2017. Matabos, Marjolaine; Hoeberechts, Maia; Doya, Carol; et al. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION  8: 996-1004

Seasonal monitoring of deep-sea megabenthos in Barkley Canyon cold seep by internet operated vehicle (IOV). 2017.  Doya, Carolina; Chatzievangelou, Damianos; Bahamon, Nixon; et al. PLOS ONE  12: e0176917

Capturing Compositional Variation in Denitrifying Communities: a Multiple-Primer Approach That Includes Epsilonproteobacteria. 2017. Murdock, Sheryl A.; Juniper, S. Kim APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY   Volume: 83 (6)

Use of Marine Genetic Resources. 2017. Arnaud-Haond, Sophie; Bissada, Caroline; Araghi, Peyman Eghtesadi; et al. FIRST GLOBAL INTEGRATED MARINE ASSESSMENT: WORLD OCEAN ASSESSMENT I   Pages: 451-458

Tissue-specific fatty acid profiles of vent-obligate tonguefishes (Symphurus spp.) on volcanic arcs in the western Pacific Ocean. 2016. Stevens, Catherine J.; Pond, David W.; Fallick, Anthony E.; et al. MARINE BIOLOGY 163 Article Number: UNSP 164

Environmental Drivers of Benthic Flux Variation and Ecosystem Functioning in Salish Sea and Northeast Pacific Sediments. 2016.  Belley, Renald; Snelgrove, Paul V. R.; Archambault, Philippe; et al. PLOS ONE  11 Article Number: e0151110

Dewey, Richard; Juniper, Kim; “Ten Years of Observatory Science from Saanich Inlet” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 36.

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