Barb Beasley is a coastal ecologist with a strong background in animal behaviour and marine and rainforest ecology. Her current research projects include work in the areas of human/wildlife interactions, species at risk, and coastal amphibian populations.
She is a very experienced teacher and course designer, primarily for senior university students at the famous Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island's west coast.
A prime directive for Barb is that her students have a lot of fun learning about the natural world. She is an avid scuba diver, sea kayaker and hiker and lives in the west-coast town of Ucluelet, on Vancouver Island.
Barb also volunteers for many nature non-profits, including acting as a director for the Raincoast Education Society and a monitor of waterfowl, shorebirds and seabirds for Bird Studies Canada.