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Dr. Sherryl Bisgrove is an Associate Professor in Plant Cell and Developmental Biology at Simon Fraser University. Her research program focuses on understanding how plants control the growth of roots, stems, flowers, and leaves, both in response to environmental stimuli and to form the diversity of shapes that we see in nature. In particular, her lab investigates how microtubule behavior is regulated and how this regulation, in turn, effects changes in plant growth.
Starting in 2016, Dr. Bisgrove began supervising Masters project student Braeden Schiltroth in the SFU developmental biology lab. Their work has focused on the effects of warm temperatures on bull kelp in the Salish Sea. With the help of Pacific Salmon Foundation, Project Watershed, and the Nile Creek Enhancement Society, the aim of the project is to help restore bull kelp forests which serve as crucial habitat for salmon and other marine species.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Schiltroth, Braeden; Bisgrove, Sherryl; and Heath, Bill, “Effects of warm ocean temperatures on bull kelp forests in the Salish Sea” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 515. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/515
Heath, William and Bisgrove, Sherryl, “Salish Sea bull kelp restoration research: local, regional and international collaborations” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 525. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/525
Schiltroth, Braeden; and Bisgrove, Sherryl, “Using stress resiliency to guide the restoration of kelp beds in the Salish Sea” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 18. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/climate_change_ocean_acidification/18/