Dr. Brett Jameson

Dr. Brett Jameson

Brett is a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Coral Reef Ecology and Resilience Laboratory and Marine Benthic Ecology and Ecophysiology Laboratory. He completed his BSc in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University in 2016, after which he worked as an instructor for the BIOS Fall Program. Following his brief stint in Bermuda, he joined the Juniper Lab of Microbial Ecology at the University of Victoria where he received a PhD in Biological Oceanography in 2023. Brett’s PhD work was focused on investigations of the microbial ecophysiology of nitrous oxide (N2O) cycling in low-oxygen marine environments using a combination of modern molecular tools and biogeochemical rate measurements. His current research is broadly concerned with the relationships between biological diversity and ecosystem function in marine environments, and the response of ecological communities to environmental change. Brett has returned to BIOS as part of the Enhancing Coral Resilience (ENCORE) project, which aims to identify the physiological and molecular markers of coral resilience in the context of a changing climate.

Research Interests
Marine microbiology, molecular ecology, biodiversity, biogeochemistry, ecosystem function, symbioses.

Educational Background
- University of Victoria
PhD, 2023
- Dalhousie University
BSc in Marine Biology, 2016

Further Information
Personal website - bdjameson.com

Selected Publications

Jameson, B.D., Murdock, S.A., Ji, Q., Stevens, C.J., Grundle, D.S., and Juniper, S.K. (2023). Network analysis of 16S rRNA sequences suggest microbial keystone taxa contribute to marine N2O cycling. Communications Biology 6:212. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-023-04597-5 

Juniper, F.M.A., Jameson, B.D., Juniper, S.K., and Bell, L.S. (2021). Can whale fall studies inform human forensics? Science and Justice 61(5), 459-466.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2021.06.001  

Jameson, B.D., Berg, P., Grundle, D.S., Stevens, C.J., and Juniper, S.K. (2021). Continental margin sediments underlying the NE Pacific oxygen minimum zone are a source of nitrous oxide to the water column. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 6(2), 68-76. https://doi.org/10.1002/lol2.10174  

Qixing, Ji, Jameson, B.D., Juniper, S.K., and Grundle, D.S. (2020). Temporal and vertical oxygen gradients modulate nitrous oxide production in a seasonally anoxic fjord: Saanich Inlet, B.C. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, e2020JG005631.

Contact Info

Brett Jameson

Postdoctoral Researcher