Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the witnesses for being here today.
My time is brief so I'll try to be direct with my questioning, and it will be directed primarily to Dr. Otto.
First of all, on behalf of all the committee members here, I'd like to congratulate you on your MacArthur Fellowship. That's a substantive achievement for anyone in Canada and certainly for a Canadian woman in your field of research. Congratulations to you.
I would like to pick up on the line of questioning that my colleague Madam Quach started. She began by laying the foundation.
Dr. Otto, your background—I believe it's theoretical and experimental evolution—is one that's obviously very relevant to this committee's work as you are studying biodiversity and that naturally feeds into habitat conservation. Given that, since she was asking how basic research, particularly your basic research, impacts habitat conservation, I'd like to go through some of the government policy and funding for basic research specific to your portfolio, which may be helpful.
It's my understanding that currently you hold, since fiscal year 2006, approximately $1.6 million in funding from NSERC. Is that approximately correct?