Research in the Wildlife and Molecular Ecology Lab examines the factors that influence the fitness of animal populations at multiple scales – from genes to landscapes. The impetus for most of our research emerges from important conservation issues; however, we also endeavour to answer general ecological questions to improve concepts and theory in ecology and evolution. We focus on wildlife questions examining habitat selection, landscape genetics, population trends and social behaviour.
News in the Wildlife and Molecular Ecology Lab
- Now recruiting a new post doctoral fellow in Landscape Genetics and Habitat Selection. Postdoc in Landscape Genetics and Habitat Selection (PDF).
- Multi-species grassland bird habitat prioritization in Canada’s prairie pothole region published in Avian conservation and Ecology (see details under publications) with colleagues from Ducks Unlimited Canada.
- PhD student, Matt Dyson, presenting his research on Boreal waterfowl at the Alberta chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in March.
- PhD student, Chris Kirol, passed his comprehensive examinations and is officially a “candidate”.
- All field positions filled and getting set for another productive field season in Alberta and Wyoming.
- Starting the new year off right with a publication in Animal conservation (see details under publications) with colleagues from The Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy