Jessica Schaub


Thesis Topic

Evaluating jellyfish as keystone species in marine food webs


B.Sc., Combined Honors, Oceanography and Biology
M.Sc., Oceanography


Dr. Brian Hunt

Research Unit

Pelagic Ecosystems Lab


I am an oceanographer with a special interest in jellyfish ecology. I am also passionate about Indigenous representation in science and related outreach.

Research Interests

Jellyfish; ecology; biomarkers; genomics; oceanography


PhD: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
MSc: (i) UBC Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Fellowship, (ii) NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M)
Outreach: (i) NSERC Indigenous Science Ambassador (NISA), (ii) Connected North Youth Leadership Fund
Hugh Morris Fellowship

Selected Publications

Schaub J, McLaskey AK, Forster I, Hunt BPV (2021) Experimentally derived estimates of turnover and modification for stable isotopes and fatty acids in scyphozoan jellyfish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 545

Schaub J, Hunt BPV, Pakhomov EA, Holmes K, Lu Y, Quayle L (2018) Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to measure jellyfish aggregations. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 591: 29-36


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Twitter: @jellieswithjess