Thor Veen

Life Sciences Tutor (Ecology and Evolution)


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MSc, University of Groningen
PhD, University of Groningen

I am an evolutionary ecologist who strives to help students develop critical thinking skills while passing on my knowledge of the many amazing facets of biodiversity, both in the classroom and outside in the natural world.

My academic work combines fundamental research aimed at better understanding the processes underlying biological diversity with applied projects focusing on protecting nature. One of the fascinating aspects of biodiversity research is the wide range of questions that can be formulated on topics from genetics to behavior to physiology, and the variety of research methods and organisms available to tackle these questions.

My diverse interests are reflected in the breadth of courses I teach, ranging from ecology and evolution, science communication and statistics to co-taught interdisciplinary courses such exploring the role of salmon in ecosystems, culture, and the economy in the Pacific Northwest.

Outside of work I enjoy being active outside, especially climbing, skiing and birding.

Quest University Canada is suspending regular academic programming following
completion of the current academic year in April 2023.

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