Pedro Quijon

BSc, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
(902) 566-6059
Duffy Science Centre, 440
PhD (Memorial)
MSc (Valdivia, Chile)
BSc (Valdivia, Chile)

Dr. Quijon researches estuarine and marine benthic habitats, with a focus on predator-prey interactions, animal-sediment relationships, marine biodiversity, and invasive species. His research may lead to a better understanding of the natural history of our coastal habitats and the impact of different sources of disturbance on these habitats.

He moved to Biology-UPEI in September 2005, after doing postdoctoral research at the Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey). Previously, he graduated with a Ph.D. in marine biology from Memorial University (St. John’s, Newfoundland) and with MSc (zoology) and BSc (biology) degrees from Universidad Austral de Chile (Valdivia-Chile).

Since January 2010, Dr Quijon is the Faculty of Science’s Coordinator of Graduate Studies. If you want to know more about Graduate Programs, please visit our Graduate Programs pages.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Animal diversity (Bio 204): An evolutionary view of the processes shaping the diversity of animals and a review of the main invertebrate and vertebrate groups. Fall semester, 2nd yr Biology Program.
  • Field coastal ecology (Bio 327): A two-week field course focusing on coastal habitats and organisms found in Prince Edward Island. Spring term (May/June), 3rd yr Biology Program.
  • Marine biology (Bio 391): A broad description of the patterns and processes operating in the marine realm. 3rd year Biology Program. Fall semester, 3rd yr Biology Program.
  • Marine community ecology (Bio 465): An advanced undergraduate course focusing on distinctive marine communities and their structural processes. Winter semester, 4th yr Biology Program.
  • For students interested in marine sciences, opportunities to do research based on Biology directed studies (Bio 441) are also available.

Graduate Teaching

  • Advanced studies in marine ecology (Bio 865): A review of conceptual issues and primary literature on several aspects of marine ecology.
  • Advanced topics in ecology and environmental science (Bio 812): An overview of the discipline with emphasis on issues affecting Prince Edward Island. Co-taught with colleagues of the Biology Department.
  • Biogeography and conservation of insular systems  (Ist 617): A broad overview of insular territories, their ecology and conservation issues from the perspective of island biogeography. Co-taught with D Bardati, C Lacroix, and M Silva. 
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