A little while back I was musing over a spot on my Wall Lizard map that shows a large expanse east of Highway […]Read More »
Gavin has many publications, including two chapters in the Naturalist’s Guide to the Victoria Region, and 28 species entries in Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World’s Wildlife (2001), both aimed at a general audience.
Gavin also works with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to document marine fish distributions, and is working on a series of papers detailing many new species records and species range extensions along our coast. Gavin also works with the BC Ministry of Environment to collect and monitor exotic vertebrates, with a special interest in the role of the pet trade, angling industry and importation of live food fishes as a source of exotic/invasive animals.
EducationPhD, University of Alberta, 2001
MSc, University of Manitoba, 1996
BSc, MSc, University of Manitoba, 1991
Areas of InterestSpecialty: Biogeography and biology of fishes; palaeoichthyology
Areas of Expertise: Fishes, extant and extinct
Exotic/invasive animals and the role of the pet trade in species introductions
Amphibian and reptile biology and biogeography
Contact Dr. Gavin HankeEmail: email@example.com
Another lizard arrived in BC last week. We can add Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) to our list of accidental imports – but this […]Read More »
Just tripped across this fish while sorting out odd records in the RBCM fish database. 999-00114-001 – unidentified fish – Family Triglidae (Searobins, […]Read More »
I took these photos of Royal BC Museum lizard specimens with my iPhone 4 through the eyepiece of the old dissecting microscope in […]Read More »
You’d think that sharks and rays would be pretty well known along our coast. Did you know that two Hammerhead Sharks have been […]Read More »