Dolph Schluter examining Stickleback - phot by Martin Dee
Dolph Schluter examining Stickleback

An indication of the importance of stickleback to research can be seen just by the number of scholarly articles being published. Google Scholar lists over 330 articles referring specifically to the Texada Island stickleback species pairs and over 23,000 for sticklebacks in general.

Dr. Dolph Schluter of the University of British Columbia Zoology Department and Biodiversity Research Centre is one of the major researchers for Stickleback Species Pairs in British Columbia.

Katie Peichel
Katie Peichel

Other major researchers:

Dr. Katie Peichel of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Peichel Lab and University of Washington.

Stickleback Species Pairs
Stickleback Species Pairs

Dr. David Kingsley, Stanford University.

Dr Jenny Boughman, University of Wisconsin

Recent Studies:

"Critical Habitat Survey for Threespine Stickleback Species Pairs: Aquatic Vegetation Mapping in Priest and Paxton Lakes, Texada Island, BC"
(Adobe pdf 5.3MB)
Acroloxus Wetlands Consultancy on behalf of the Texada Stickleback Group

A couple of articles on the importance of having mapped the stickleback genome:

Applied Genetic News "Stickleback Gene Map Created"

Genome News Network "A genetic map of the three-spined stickleback"

It is important to note researchers are governed by strict guidelines on collection and use of endangered stickleback species pairs - see: Guidelines for the Collection and In Situ Scientific Study of Stickleback Species Pairs (pdf).