Kurt M. Yakimovich, PhD student

I am currently pursuing my PhD in the Quarmby lab, examining basic questions of the ecology and evolution of snow algae in the Southwestern alpine areas of BC. Previously, I completed my MSc in Environmental Microbiology at Laurentian University, examining the microbial communities responsible for degrading leaf litter in lake sediments, and subsequently fueling lake ecosystems. I completed my BSc in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Alberta, where I first got interested in studying microbial ecology.

For an updated list of my academic publications see my Researchgate or google scholar page: And to keep updated on our projects, and see cool microscopy pics follow me on twiiter @kurtyaki, and you can contact me at kyakimov@sfu.ca